Pinus densata (Sikang Pine) belongs to the Pinaceae family of conifers. It is an endemic species that can only be found in China. The crown of the tree is ovoid-conical in form and spreads out in older trees. When young, the bark is red-brown, scaly, and plated, then dark gray-brown with irregular square, thick plates. Foliar buds are brown in color, slightly resinous, ovoid-conical in shape, long and broad, with white-fringed scales at the border and acuminate apices, and formed ovoid-conical, long and wide. Leaves stay on the tree for three years, growing in bundles of two per fascicle. They are tall and broad, straight and slightly twisted, brilliant to dark green in color, and straight and slightly twisted.
Botanical Name : Pinus densata
Common Name : Sikang Pine
Height : 100 ft
Spread : 50 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 6-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 2375