Thursday, October 22, 2015

Huge Sugar Pinecones Are In...

We love Sugar Pinecones tucked in cedar on a mantle, wired to a great Fall wreath, or placing them in a centerpiece on a dining table or buffet. They are huge measuring usually between 9-18 inches long. They are the longest and largest pine cones and are wonderful to add a touch of nature to your Fall and Winter look. 
Pinus lambertiana (commonly known as the sugar pine or sugar cone pine) is the tallest and most massive pine tree, and has the longest cones of any conifer. The species name lambertiana was given by the British botanist David Douglas, who named the tree in honour of the English botanist, Aylmer Bourke Lambert. It is native to the mountains of the Pacific coast of North America, from Oregon through California to Baja California.