Excellent conifer for Bonsai, easily grown from seed, with long, slender branches, needle-like mid green leaves and fibrous, red-brown bark.
Winner of the Award of Garden Merit
Hardy Tree Height: to 15m, Spread: 5m (if not pruned) Position: Not fussy! Sun or shade in any soil
Packet of 25 seeds
Our seeds are hand packed in our unique, reusable, paper packets and a detailed growing guide is supplied to help you get the best from your seeds.
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Sow thinly 2mm deep in pots or trays of a moist, peat-based seed compost, eg. Levington. Germination can be erratic hence the need to sow thinly so that seedlings can be removed without disturbing the rest of the compost too much. Seal inside a polythene bag or place in a propagator and maintain a temperature of around 18C. Germination takes between 30 to 60 days. As the seedlings emerge, gradually increase ventilation by opening the bag or propagator vents.
Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Grow on in cooler conditions with plenty of light, but shaded from direct sun. In the spring, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and grow on until mature enough to be planted out in the garden. Will do well in virtually any position.