Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Scots Pine

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Scientific Name: Pinus sylvestris Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Pine
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 30-50'
  • Bloom Color: Not Applicable
  • Habit: Pyramidal
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Tolerates poor dry soils. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    A very durable pine with a bluish foliage hue. Pyramidal in youth becoming a lovely picturesque tree in time with a flat-topped irregular habit and bright orange branches.

  • Pruning:

    Pine, spruce and fir trees should not be pruned as they are most beautiful when allowed to develop their natural form. It is also important to locate these trees on a site with adequate space so that pruning will not be required to keep them from crowding buildings, walkways, etc.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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