Common name: Black Pine.
Native: Japan, Korea.
Size and spread (10 years): 1.5 to 2m
Treatment required: Requires pre chill.
Seeds / kg: 60,500 75% viable
Ideal sowing period: Spring
Soil conditions: Grows well in poor sandy soils and in coastal areas.
Planting instructions: Pollution tolerant. Trunk often leans when mature, so ensure it has enough room to develop its quirky shape.
Mature height: 25m +
Main Pic courtesy of Auckland Museum, CC BY 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Photo of buds by David J. Stang, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons