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White Pine (Pinus strobus) 6785

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A beautiful looking evergreen with long, soft needles. Quick growing for an evergreen, white pine ranges in height from 20-35 m (65-100') in the wild. While white pine grows best in a sandy loam soil, it tolerates a wide range of soil types and moisture conditions (but not saturated soil).  White Pine wood is straight grained and an absolute treat to work with - it is used for finishing, trim work, cabinetry and even as dimensional lumber. Many mammals and birds live in, on or feed from White Pine. White Pine is a long lived, native tree of Canada and is Ontario's provincial tree. 55 seeds/gram

  • Packet $1.99
  • 5g $9.90
  • 25g $38.00

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55 seeds/gram. Stratification of tree seed occurs naturally outdoors through the winter. Sowing tree seeds outdoors in the fall takes advantage of this natural effect. To stratify indoors, mix the seed with a moistened, sterile, peat based soil in a container, wrap in a ventilated bag, and place it in a refrigerator for 12 to 20 weeks. In the spring plant seeds into a sheltered spot outside to grow into seedlings. Transplant to permanent site when well rooted.
Perennial
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Fall
Full Sun
Sturdy
Very Tall (20 to 35 m)(65 to 100')
Winter Hardy
Easy
Native of Canada
Pinaceae
Pinus strobus
Reforestation tree.
Specimen or windbreak for rural properties
Good for sandy, light soils.
Superb lumber for trim and finish work.
Often used in habitat restoration projects.
Many plants produce seed that is viable but dormant. This means that while the seed has all the internal structures and nutrients required to germinate, the seed coat is so hard, water cannot pass through it and initiate germination. When seed is in this state, it is known as being dormant. Seed dormancy is a naturally selected for trait that protects the seed of many plants allowing them to safely overwinter and then be ready to sprout in more favourable conditions in spring.
The remedy to naturally breaking seed dormancy is typically the passing of time. In particular, seed overwintering outside and experiencing the natural freeze thaw cycles that occur in late fall, winter and early spring. To artificially break seed dormancy, sow the seed in a soil-less mix, water than chill in a refrigerator for a set period of time. This dormancy breaking process is called stratification.
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