Pinus gerardiana, often known as the chilgoza pine or neja, is a pine endemic to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Waziristan in the northwestern Himalayas. The trees grow to be 80 feet tall, with deep, open crowns and long, upright branches. Dense forests, on the other hand, have narrower and shallower crowns. The bark is brittle and peels away, revealing pale greyish-green spots beneath. The branchlets are olive-green and smooth. The leaves are needle-like and grow in fascicles of 3, 6–10 cm in length, spreading stiffly, and are glossy green on the outside with blue-green stomatal lines on the inside; the sheaths fall off in the first year.
Botanical Name : Pinus gerardiana
Common Name : Chilghoza Pine, Chilgoza Nut Pine
Height : 70-82 ft
Spread : 40-50 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 7-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 63