Pinus pumila 30 PCS / 100 PCS fresh seeds, Siberian dwarf pine tree, Dwarf stone pine, Japanese stone pine, Creeping pine, Coniferous evergreen
Pine elfin, or Cedar elfin (Latin: Pinus pumila) - a small creeping woody plant with widely spread branches, a species of the genus Pine (Pinus) of the Pine family (Pinaceae). Cedar elfin is a good reclamation plant for strengthening and afforestation of mountain slopes, preventing landslides, talus, snowfall and mudflows, securing ravines and river banks, to protect plantings along mountain roads. It inhibits the development of wind and water erosion, contributes to the formation of soil on rocky barren slopes of the mountains. It forms crowns of various types - cup-shaped, creeping above the ground or tree-like. Tree-like crowns are found near the elfin in the valleys sheltered from the wind, where the trees reach 4-5 m (occasionally 7 m) in height with a trunk thickness of 15-18 cm at the root neck. In adults (100 years or more), plants creeping on the ground, trunks reach 20-25 cm and a length of 10-12 m. Due to the variety of forms of crowns, cedar dwarf trees are defined as shrubs, bushy trees or "half-half-tree", and its thickets are called creeping forests, ciconiiformes and cedar cedar forests. The bark of branches is almost smooth, gray, slightly flaky on the trunks, dark brown with gray spots. In creeping forms, the branches are pressed to the ground, their ends are raised up to 30-50 cm. The needles are trihedral, gray-green, from 4 to 8 cm in length, collected in bundles of 5. Cones ripen in the second year after flowering. Cones up to 7 cm long, about 3 cm wide, ovoid or elongated, fall off closed with seeds. Nuts up to 1 cm long, 4-6 mm wide, dark brown, oval-irregular in shape, with a thin woody peel. The kernel accounts for 43%, the shell for 57% of the total mass of the nut. Seeding starts from 20-30 years and lasts up to 200 years or more. Harvest years - once every 2-4 years. In abundant harvests from 1 ha, up to 2 centners of nuts pounded from cones are harvested. The root system of the cedar dwarf first has a core root and side branches, then the core root dies, lateral surface roots develop. When the roots are immersed in the growing moss layer or in sandy-stony soil sediments, and also when the horizon of the permafrost increases, substitute roots are formed to replace buried and dead roots. The branches pressed to the soil are capable of rooting. The formation of subordinate roots and rooting of branches provide the vitality of the plant. Wood is resinous, dense, heavy, strong, with svilovymi and eccentric annual layers, it is difficult to prick.