Pinus Patula 'Mexican Weeping Pine' Seeds

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Pinus Patula 'Mexican Pine' - 5x Seeds

An ornamental round top pine highly regarded as a feature tree. 

A graceful and highly elegant tree with reddish bark, spreading branches and pendulous long grass-green needle like foliage that drape straight down creating a softer silhouette than any other pine tree. The cones are also an attractive feature of this tree being about 10 cm long with shiny scales and an impressive scent.

An outstanding, unusual tree and an ideal candidate for landscaping or specimen tree. Also make a useful bonsai specimen.

The timber is pale to salmon-pink in colour, moderately soft and smelling strongly of aniseed when cut.

A native of Mexico.

Seed Starting Method Raise seedlings and plant out
Sowing Depth 4-5mm
Growing Season Spring / Summer but will germinate year around in sheltered conditions 
Germination Time 14-28 days 
Hardiness Hardy
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height upto 30m or keep in large pots to keep size contained
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  Plant out when seedling show signs of good root development.
Growing tips

Soak in warm water for 24 hours before placing in the freezer for around 3 weeks. This is called cold stratification & helps to with quicker germination when the seeds hits warm potting mix.

What does it mean to stratify seeds? In horticulture, stratification is a process of treating seeds to simulate natural conditions that the seeds must experience before germination can occur. Many seed species have an embryonic dormancy phase, and generally will not sprout until this dormancy is broken. We recommend placing your seeds in some damp potting mix, in the freezer or fridge.

Do not be too hasty to discard seeds  that have not yet germinated, seeds will often lay dormant (in hibernation almost) until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination and sprouting to occur. Containers placed to one side & forgotten about will often surprise long after they were discarded.



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