Table Mountain Pine, Mountain Pine, Prickly Pine, Hickory Pine Pinus pungens

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Botanical Name:

Pinus pungens

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Pinus

Species:

pungens

Common Name:

Table Mountain Pine, Mountain Pine, Prickly Pine, Hickory Pine

Height:
20-40 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

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  • Pinus pungens

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* nd has a rounded, irregular shape. The needles are in bundles of two, occasionally three, yellow-green to mid green, fairly stout, and 4-7 cm long.The pollen is released early compared to other pines in the area to minimize hybridization. The cones are very short-stalked (almost sessile), ovoid, pale pinkish to yellowish buff, and 4-9 cm long, each scale bears a stout, sharp spine 4-10 mm long. Sapling trees can bear cones in a little as 5 years. more...
* A flat-topped pine with 2 1/2" dark green stiff, twisted needles, cones to 3 1/2", often in groups of 3, native from New Jersey to Georgia. more...
* The resin from a broken shoot has a scent like lemon-curd. more...