Pinus sabiniana is a fast-growing evergreen tree that may reach a height of 25 metres. It can withstand temperatures as low as minus eight degrees Fahrenheit. It is in leaf all year, blooms in May and June, and ripens its seeds in January and February. Wind pollinates this monoecious species (individual blooms are either male or female, although both sexes can be found on the same plant). The plant does not reproduce on its own.
Light (sandy), medium (loamy), and heavy (clay) soils are all suitable, however it favours well-drained soil and may thrive in heavy clay and nutritionally deficient soils. Acidic and neutral soils are both suitable pH levels. It is unable to thrive in the shade. It loves damp or dry soil and can withstand drought.
Botanical Name : Pinus sabiniana
Common Name : California Foothill Pine, Digger Pine
Height : 82 ft
Spread : 50 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60-90 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 8-10
Other info : Seed germinates best when mechanically filing the seed coat prior to stratifying
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 38