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A moderately fast growing and extremely versatile pine, they have a huge range and will grow almost anywhere in the world except sub tropical areas and sub-arctic conditions. It's one of the few trees listed in USDA zone 1. It will tolerate annual rainfall from 8"-70". They tolerate moist soils but really prefer well drained sites. They need sunny conditions. Because it is so flexible it is a major timber species in areas where options are limited. Used for Christmas trees in very cold areas and in places where it's too wet for most other species. They are also popular as ornamental plants where they can be pruned into poodle forms or sheared into traditional shapes. Commercially they frequently receive the graft for any two needle specialty forms. The Spanish strain is generally preferred by Christmas tree growers while the French strain is thought to have a better blue color for ornamental use. We grade them both for use and provide a thick stem for field growing and a thinner stem for future grafting.
Please order pots in full boxes of 40 for shipment or 36 for pick up at the nursery. A full box weighs approximately 50-52 pounds. Each pot is wrapped in a plastic bag to offer additional protection in case the box is tipped during shipment. A special packing fee of $10 per box applies. Tip: Sometimes one size is sold out while other sizes are still available. A current availability list is posted on the home page to provide information on status, price and sizes of all products.
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