Pinus sylvestris /Scotch Pine
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Scotch pine in a Japanese garden
An old specimen at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Italy
A close view of the relatively short, stiff needles
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30 - 40 feet
Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
A conical tree that get a flat top as it ages. Has stiff green to blue-green needles that are two per bundle, up to 4 inches in length, and persist for 3 years. In the landscape it can be used as a shade tree, in masses, screening and has been used as a Christmas tree. A number of cultivars of Scotch pine have been selected.
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