Pinus sylvestris--Scotch Pine
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7
Height: 50 ft
Spread: 30 ft
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Comments: Scotch Pine is a widely planted evergreen with bluish-green foliage that usually turns yellowish-green in winter. Orangish bark, peeling in papery flakes, is visible through the canopy.
It is good choice for a full, dense Christmas tree, as it has excellent needle
retention and can be effectively shaped. The tree often sheds its
lower branches as it matures. This makes it an attractive accent tree,
though not very useful for screening or privacy. The plant will tolerate dry soil.
In recent years the tree has been bothered with fatal attacks of pine wood nematode, as well as Zimmerman moth. Therefore, its use in landscapes is not
'Contorta' - The trunk and branches are twisted.
'Pumila' - A cultivar that becomes a large, rounded shrub.
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