PINUS sylvestris

Commonly known as Scots pine

British Isles native
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Twisted blue-green or yellow-green leaves in pairs.
  • Height
    15-30m (49-100ft)
  • Spread
    6-9m (20-30ft)
  • Conifer
    Bark is fissured and purple-grey at the base and red-brown and flaking on the upper trunk. Cones 3cm-7cm (1¼in-3in) ripen to grey or red-brown.
  • Tree
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)

PINUS sylvestris

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    native of the once extensive Caledonian forests of Scotland.
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, sawfly larvae, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    Europe, temperate Asia
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf shape
    Filiform
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
    Becoming domed
15-30m (49-100ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-9m (20-30ft)
 

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