Pinus Radiata 'Christmas Tree Pine' Seeds

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Pinus Radiata 'Christmas Tree Pine' - 5x Seeds

Grow your own Christmas Trees from seed!

The most common Christmas tree grown in Australia and New Zealand that can grow to three metres tall in 2 years.

Possessing a mild and pleasant scent and long, soft needles, the Radiata pine is the most well known Christmas tree variety in Australia.

Easy to prune to your desired shape

Pinus radiata, the Monterey pine, Insignis pine or Radiata pine, is a species of pine native to the Central Coast of California and Mexico. It is an evergreen conifer in the family Pinaceae.

Though the sprawling tree is used in a wide variety of ways (including as pulpwood) and is cultivated worldwide for lumber, it's actually considered rare and endangered in its preferred habitats.

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
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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