Seller: treeseedsplus (22,691) 99.3% , Location: Elko, NV, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 280597385278 This is a "Multiple Variation" style listing. Use the "Seed Qty" drop-down menu, above, to select quantity/weight. Choose from: 20 Seeds for $2.00 60 Seeds for $4.00 120 Seeds for $6.00 240 Seeds for $9.00 480 Seeds for $16.00 1 Ounce for $32.00 (1,620 Seeds) Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergiana, Tree Seeds Evergreen, Bonsai, Specimen Tree, Exfoliating Bark, Hardy, Easy to Grow, Cold, Drought, Heat and Salt Tolerant Japanese Black Pine is noted for its whitish terminal buds that provide interesting contrast with its slightly twisted, dark green foliage. In optimum growing conditions, this tree will grow in a generally conical form to 100 feet tall, spreading somewhat irregularly with age. In cultivation, it is more often seen at 20 to 60 feet tall. Evergreen needles to 4.5 inches long in bundles of two are an attractive dark green. Young foliage candles are upright and cones are brown to 2.5 inches long. As the tree ages, bark turns dark purplish-gray and fissures into plates. Although trees may or may not have a central leader, prune to develop one if the tree will be grown to a large size. Branches are held horizontally in a picturesque silhouette and sometimes can outgrow the central leader forming an attractive multi stemmed specimen tree. It is probably best used in this way. Other Names: Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergii, Thunberg Pine Zone: 4 to 8 Growth Rate: Medium Plant Type: Needled evergreen conifer Tree Family: Pinaceae Native Range: Coastal Japan and South Korea Height: 20 to 60 feet Spread: 12 to 20 feet Shape: Generally conical, irregular habit Bloom Time: Early Spring Flower/Fruit: Monoecious; males reddish-yellow, in clusters near branch tips appearing in early spring; females reddish and egg-shaped. Woody egg-shaped cone, 2 to 3 inches long, 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide, light brown in color. Sun: Full Sun Fall Color: Evergreen Drought Tolerance: High Water: Medium Maintenance: Medium Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Tolerates a range of soil types but prefers well drained soil. Tolerates some light afternoon shade and some drought. Salt tolerant. Culture: needs little pruning to develop a strong structure Uses: Specimen pine, interesting multi-trunked growth habit, great addition to a Japanese garden. Also used for bonsai. Extremely salt tolerant, good for seaside planting and holding beach sand in place. Good for screening. Sowing Pinus thunbergiana Seeds: Scarification, Cold Stratification and moisture enhance germination. Scarify: Soak in water 24 Hours Stratify: Cold 30 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium. Germination: Sow 1/8” Deep For more information about seed pretreatment and growing trees and shrubs from seed, please try the following link: http://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/website/forestresearch.nsf/ByUnique/INFD-7F8AJ4 Germination: Seeds Packets are labeled with seed name and sowing details. Seeds have not been pretreated unless specified in the listing. Due to the many factors involved in successful germination, Seller cannot be responsible for buyers growing methods or mistakes. I have provided what I believe to be a good overview on this page (which you are free to print for further reference), however, it is still recommended to check specialist literature for more details and practices specific to your climate and soil conditions to avoid mistakes in the germination and growing process. Shipping: U.S. Shipping and Handling is $2.25 for the first item and $0.50 for each additional item sent via USPS First Class Mail. 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