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Pinus sylvestris - Scots Pine

Pinus sylvestris - Scots Pine

More About Pinus sylvestris

  • Fast-growing broadly conical medium-sized conifer
  • Develops an open to rounded irregular crown as it matures
  • Exfoliating or flaking orange to red-brown bark, with blue-green needles
  • Mature plants can become open and picturesque

Zone:

3

Height:

15-18 m

Spread:

10-12 m
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Scots Pine Growing and Maintenance Tips

This pine is a low maintenance, uniform specimen. An excellent evergreen for large lawns, parks or woodland areas. If necessary, pinching the candles mid-spring will encourage a more compact form. Scots pines are highly tolerant of urban pollution and should thrive in inner city environments.


Pinus sylvestris Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Rounded
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Pinus sylvestris

Pinus ponderosa

Pinus ponderosa

Ponderosa Pine

Pinus nigra

Pinus nigra

Austrian Pine

Pinus resinosa

Pinus resinosa

Red Pine

Pinus strobus

Pinus strobus

Eastern White Pine