The Southwestern white pine is also known as the Chihuahua white pine or Mexican white pine.The needles of Southwestern white pine come in groups of five and are velvety, dark to bluish green, 2 to 4 inches long, with finely serrated tips. The bark of the tree is thin, rough, and wrinkled. Branches on juvenile trees are longer and horizontal, and they are stiffer than those on eastern white pine. The cones range in length from 2.8 to 9.8 inches and have thick, reflexed scales. Trees that are young tend to be thick, symmetrical, and pyramidal in shape. Its mature form is open and uneven in appearance.
Botanical Name : Pinus strobiformis
Common Name : Southwestern White Pine, Border Pine, Chihuahua White Pine
Height : 80- 100 ft
Spread : 20- 40 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 120 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 4-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 156