Bhutan Pine, Himalayan White Pine Pinus wallichiana - Pinus griffithii, Larix griffithii
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Bhutan Pine, Himalayan White Pine
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Pinus wallichiana is a pine native to the Himalaya , Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountains, from eastern Afghanistan east across northern Pakistan and India to Yunnan in southwest China . It grows at high altitudes in mountain valleys at altitudes of 1800–4300 m (rarely as low as 1200 m), and is a tree from 30–50 m in height. It grows in a temperate climate with dry winters and wet summers. more...
* "Excellent and beautiful pine for large areas, very graceful" (Dirr), broader at maturity than most pines, with a rounded top, drooping gray-green needles 6-8" long give the tree a soft texture, a timber and ornamental tree in Europe, native to Himalayas .
* China: predominantly at 600-3000 m elevation on the high plateaus of Yunnan (Li 1997), but extending N into Sichuan, where it intergrades with P. tabuliformis, and S into N Burma, where it intergrades with P. kesiya. In recent times it has extended its range as competing broadleaf forests are logged (Farjon 1984, Li 1997, Richardson and Rundel 1998). Hardy to Zone 8 (cold hardiness limit between -12.1°C and -6.7°C) (Bannister and Neuner 2001). more...