Pinus radiata (Radiata Pine, Monterey Pine, Insignis Pine)
Pinus radiata (Radiata Pine, Monterey Pine, Insignis Pine) is a species of coniferous tree belonging to the Pinaceae family. It is native to a small area of the central coast of California in the United States, but is widely planted in other parts of the world for its commercial value.
Radiata Pine trees are fast-growing and can reach heights of up to 40 meters (130 feet) with a trunk diameter of up to 1.2 meters (4 feet). The bark is thick, with a rough texture and a reddish-brown color that becomes darker with age. The needles are soft, flexible, and occur in bundles of three, and are typically 7-15 cm (3-6 inches) long. The cones are oval-shaped and measure 7-17 cm (3-7 inches) in length, with a woody texture and a pointed tip.
Radiata Pine is a popular commercial tree species due to its fast growth rate and adaptability to different climates and soils. It is commonly used for timber production, pulp and paper production, and as a source of wood chips for use in the production of particle board and other composite wood products. It is also commonly planted as an ornamental tree in parks, gardens, and along roadways.
Cold moist stratification of approx. 2-3 weeks is needed for increased speed and uniformity of germination rate (usually around 60-80%).
Botanical Name : Pinus radiata
Common Name : Radiata Pine, Monterey Pine, Insignis Pine
Height : 150-200 ft
Spread : 40- 50 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 21 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 8+
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 800