Scotch/Scots Pine - Pinus sylvestris - Quart Pot - Outdoors or Bonsai

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Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a species of pine native to Europe and Asia, ranging from Scotland, Ireland and Portugal in the west, east to eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia. In the north of its range, it occurs from sea level to 1,000 m, while in the south of its range it is a high altitude mountain tree, growing at 1,200–2,600 m altitude. It is readily identified by its combination of fairly short, blue-green leaves and orange-red bark. The lifespan is normally 150–300 years, with the oldest recorded specimens (in Sweden and Norway) just over 700 years. Scots pine is a fast-growing, conical to columnar, medium sized conifer with distinctive flaking orange/red-brown bark. It typically grows 30-60’ tall in cultivation, but may reach 100’ in the wild. It develops an open-rounded, irregular crown as it matures. It is a very widely distributed pine that is native to northern Europe and northern Asia, but has also naturalized in parts of the northeastern and north central U. S. It is the only pine that is native to Great Britain. Plants will vary in habit, hardiness and needle appearance depending on their specific native geographical growing region. Scots pine generally features (1) twisted, blue-green needles (to 3” long) in bundles of two, (2) gray to light brown cones (to 3” long) and (3) scaly orange/red bark in upper part but darker red-brown near the base. The common name of scotch pine is still popular, but is now considered by some experts to be inappropriate. Also makes a fine bonsai.
  • Proper name: Pinus sylvestris
  • Easy to grow
  • Zones 3-7
  • Mature Height: 70 ft. Spread: 30 ft. Form: pyramidal. Can be trimmed at any height
  • The plant you will receive is growing in a quart pot