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Pinus Pinaster 'Maritime Pine' Seeds

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Pinus Pinaster 'Maritime Pine' - 5x Seeds

Pinus pinaster, as described in 1789 by William Aiton (1731–1793), is commonly known as maritime or cluster pine.

This conifer is widely planted for timber in its native area, being one of the most important trees in forestry in France, Spain and Portugal.

In addition to industrial uses, maritime pine is also a popular ornamental tree, often planted in parks and gardens in areas with warm temperate climates. It has become naturalized in parts of southern England, Argentina, South Africa and Australia.

Maritime pine is an evergreen, coniferous species of tree that grows to mature heights of 30 m, with a commonly somewhat straight stem, and a usually open crown of regular, candelabra-like upswept branches, broadly ovoid-conic when young, becoming irregular and denser with age.

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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