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Pinus (Canary & Mediterranean Pine Tree)

Canary Pine Tree is an unique relict species which occurs on all Western Canary islands and Gran Canaria at an altitude of some 600m to 1.900m and has very long needle leaves and a brownish-red, fire resistant bark on older specimens. Its' next relative is endemic to the Himalayas, whereas this subgenus within the pine tree family had become extinct in Europe during the last glacial era. Both, the Canary as well as Mediterranean pine trees are good container plants for any well drained, rocky soil with only few chalky soil (i.e. loam) added. Keep plants rather dry and in full sun throughout the year. None are reliable winter hardy and thus they are best grown under frostfree conditions in full sun throughout the year at a minimum of some 5°C in winter.
Sow seeds flat in any very well drained, rather inorganic soil (i.e. on a basis of lava or crushed sand). Keep pots at some 5°C to 10° at night and some 20°C to 35°C at day. These oscilliating temperatures will significantly enhance the germination process. Keep seedlings always in full sun and slightly drier in winter.
All are USDA Climate Zone 9.
7 seeds per package.
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Pinus brutia (Calabrian Pine)

Pinus brutia (Calabrian Pine)

12 (25)m, Calabrian Pine is native of rocky, sun-exposed sites at lower elevations in the eastern Mediterranean region. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Not reliably winter hardy in Central Europe. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 5°C.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Cyprus)6685 € 4,99
(ex Cyprus)
Pinus canariensis (Canary Pine Tree)

Pinus canariensis (Canary Pine Tree)

20 (50) m, Canary Pine Tree makes very long (up to 30cm in lenght !) and stunning colored bluish green young leaves, which make nicely contrast to the reddish brown bark on older plants. Pinus canariensis is a living fossile and the closests living relatives are growing in the Himalaya region - thousands of kilometers eastwards from the Canary islands. This species grows rather slow and requires full sun for its' leaves to color intensively. Temporarily endures slight freezing down to -5°C in winter in a sheltered and dry position. In colder regions preferably grow under frostfree conditions throughout the year at a winter minimum of some 5°C.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package1142 € 3,99*
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Pinus pinea (Mediterranean Stone Pine)

Pinus pinea (Mediterranean Stone Pine)

10 (25)m, Mediterranean Stone Pine is native of rocky, sun-exposed sites at lower elevations in the nothern Mediterranean region. With age it makes a broad and quite flat umbrella. Adult specimens produce large cones which contain the edible and high-priced pine nuts. For any rich, very well drained soil in a protected and sunny spot throughout the year. In Central Europe it is only reliably winterhardy in the mildest regions (e.g. the Rhine-Valley and Atlantic coast). Alternatively grow in containers in any rich, well drained soil and keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 5°C in winter.
7 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9573 € 2,99