Pinus washoensis

Washoe Pine

In Stock: 4.563 lb (Total:4.944lb)
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0.38 lb
4.56 lb


Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
4.56 lb
Collected in:
Mt. Rose
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification. 

Discover the enigmatic beauty of Pinus washoensis, widely known as the Washoe Pine. It is a distinct pine tree species and although some botanical experts equate it with the P. ponderosa subsp. ponderosa, others suggest that its peculiar cones grant it individual recognition as a variety or even a subspecies of P. ponderosa. Nestled in the majestic landscapes of Mount Rose, Nevada, Pinus washoensis is often considered a southern outlier of the common North Plateau ponderosa pine. The species distinction occurred when two botanists stumbled upon this intriguingly different tree in Western Nevada in 1948. The petite-coned Pinus washoensis, despite not being ubiquitous, thrives splendidly at Mount Rose, rendering it a must-see for tree enthusiasts. Highly esteemed dendrologists and published sources recognize Pinus washoensis as a separate species, thanks to comprehensive research efforts. The discovery of this captivating species is attributed to a California botanist, Herbert Mason, during his exploration of Mount Rose. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Pinus washoensis, a captivating testament to the wonders and diversity inherent in nature.

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