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Pinus sylvestris /Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris   / Pinus sylvestris
Bonsai specimen
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Bonsai specimen

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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Scientific Name: Pinus sylvestris
Common Name: Scotch Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: 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.