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Pinus sylvestris

Scots pine

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  • Pinus sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Pinus sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Pinus sylvestris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height15m to 35m
  • Spread5m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright open layered
  • Flower ColourYellow red
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine). This is a scotch pine the needles are about 2-3 inches long and blue-green. The cones are 2 inches long. They are very hardy and will not grow in desert areas. They will turn red-brown in a cold winter, but will usually recover.

Characteristics

Perennial, Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Highland pine, Pine

Origin

Europe and Temperate Asia

Interest and use

Specimen bark. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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