PINE CHINESE RED

PINUS TABULIFORMIS
Height

50 – 80'

Zone

5 – 8

Foliage

Dark green

Chinese red pine is an evergreen, coniferous species of tree that grows to mature heights of 80 feet (25 m) tall; with a trunk to over 3 feet (1 m) in diameter, measured at breast height; and a broadly dome-shaped to flattened crown.

  • Bark is scaly, and colored grayish brown or dark gray.
  • First-year branchlets are light grayish brown, light brown, or yellowish brown in color; thick, with a glabrous texture.
  • Foliar buds are oblong shaped and slightly resinous.
  • Leaves (needles) borne in fascicles of 2 (sometimes 3), colored dark green, semiorbicular in cross section, measuring 2.4 to 6 inches (6 – 15 cm) long by 0.04 to 0.06 inch (1 – 1.5 mm), and a base with persistent sheath that is initially 0.4 to 0.8 inch (1 – 2 cm) long.
  • Pollen cones measure 0.2 to 0.36 inch (5 – 9 mm) long and yellowish brown in color.
  • Seed cones are held on short peduncles, initially green, turning yellowish brown to brown at maturity. They are ovoid to ovoid-globose shaped, measuring 1 to 3.6 inches (2.5 – 9 cm) long by 1.6 to 3.6 inches (4 – 9 cm) broad and usually persistent for a few years on the tree.
  • Seed scales are suboblong-obovate shaped, measuring 0.64 to 0.8 inch (1.6 – 2 cm) by circa 0.56 inch (1.4 cm). Apophyses are swollen, with a broadly or irregularly rhombic outline, ridged or not, and cross keeled. Umbos protrude into a spine.
  • Seeds are pale brown in color and mottled; ovoid shaped or narrowly so; measuring 0.24 to 0.32 inch (6 – 8 mm) long by 0.16 to 0.2 inch (4 – 5 mm) wide with a 0.6 to 0.72 inch (1.5-1.8 cm) wing. Pollination takes place in Apr and May; seed maturity is in October of the second 2nd year.

This species is native to China and Korea. The type variety recorded from China — Gansu, Hebei, Liaoning, Ningxia, Beijing, Shanxi, and Shaanx provinces, growing in hills and mountains at elevations of 350 to 8,500 feet (100 – 2,600 m) above sea level.

Hardy to Zone 5 — cold hardiness limit between -20° and -10°F (-28.8°C and -23.3°C).

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Availability & Ordering

PINE CHINESE RED 18 CT TRAY

PINCHIREDQTS

Availability

738 in stock

Next Available

Fall22-Spring23*

Pricing

Notice

When ordering tray material, any 38 Ct and 50 Ct Evergreen Gro Plugs or 18 Ct cell liner trays, the order quantity must be in full tray increments.

Example
  • 7 trays of 50 Ct Gro Plugs would be 350 plants on the order line.
  • 5 trays of 18 Ct trays would be 90 plants on the order line.

All bare root birch single stem must be ordered in increments of 10.

All bare root evergreen T Bedrun Four Year Old, minimum order is 25 plants per variety.

Availability Legend

  • 50GP = One year from seed, sold 50 trees per tray, 3 tray mix/match minimum
  • 18 Ct Tray = Two years from seed/cutting, 3 tray mix/match minimum
  • #1 Container = 3 year old tree container grown
  • #5 Container =  5 year old tree container established
  • T Bedrun = 4  year old field grown bare root liners/bed run
Season Code
  • F22-S23
When products are available
  • FALL 2022 – SPRING 2023

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