Home | About | Search
      Pinus sylvestris
    Scotch Pine ( Scots Pine )
       Evergreen Tree
    
HEIGHT:30 - 60 feet
SPREAD:30 - 40 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Habit becomes picturesque and irregular with age; orange, flaky bark on upper parts of tree becoming thick and brownish red toward the base; needles variable in color from bluish green to yellow green, in clusters of 2, 1.5"-3" long; cones on short stalks.
LIMITATIONS:Not good for shelter belts because lower limbs are naturally dropped over time; northern seed source essential for hardiness; a poor choice for Juneau.
HARDINESS:INT, SC, (Zone 2)
ORIGIN:Wide ranging from Norway and Scotland to Turkey, western Asia and northeast Siberia.
CULTIVARS:‘Fastigiata’ A narrow spire with erect branches; grows to 25' tall; needs snow load protection. Finnish Trees grown from seed of Finnish origin and sold in Anchorage in the 1980s; touted as being hardier than other Scotch pine. See entry under Evergreen Shrubs.
_____________________________
Back to List
The information for this Evergreen Tree (14) was last updated on: 2011-01-14 19:17:36
   
spring
spring
summer
summer
leaf
leaf
flower
flower
bark
bark
    
This image has GPS data attached to it! Indicates image with GPS data. Click on it to map the location where the photo was taken.
Green Line
Edit this entry.                   Manage pictures.
                            
Copyright © 2008-16 Blue Skies Solutions, LLC. All Rights Reserved