White / Weymouth Pine Seed

Pinus strobus

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White or Weymouth Pine is usually planted in gardens and parks as a specimen tree. It has very short dark green needles, in bundles of 5 and the cones are  slender and brown up to 15cm long. It is fast growing and ornamental. In the past it has been used as a timber tree, and still is in America. It was used for the masts of sailing ships and was the cause of The Pine Riots in the American Civil War, because the colonists objected to the export of the finest trees to England! (early trade wars?!) Called the Weymouth Pine after Captain Weymouth who first brought the seed back the England, not because of where it grows!

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Description

Pinus strobus

Common name: White Pine / Weymouth Pine.

Native: Eastern North America.

Provenance: Germany

Size and spread (10 years): 3m

Treatment required: Requires pre chill

Seeds / kg:     34,400   84% viable

Ideal Sowing:   Spring

Soil conditions: Prefers loamy deep soils.

Planting instructions: Low maintenance and quick growing. Can be used as an unusual hedge

Mature height: 40m

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

Mini Seed Pack (25 seeds approx.), 5gm seed Pack (150 seeds approx.)

Genus

Pinus

Family

Pinaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

evergreen

Requires

sun