Key Features: Large Tree; Perfect for parklands; Evergreen; Winter Tree; Woodland; Easy to grow; Pyramidal Shape; Blue green foliage; Hardy; Fast Growing; Native to UK;
The only Pine native to the UK, Pinus Sylvestris also known as Scots Pine is a tall tree with a tufty crown which is recognised all over the country. This conifer is closely related to other trees such as Pinus nigra but with some noticeable differences.
Scots Pine is a much shorter tree compared to other Pines with only a mature height of around 15m but even so it is a very tough tree. During the Springtime, Scots Pine will have one growth spurt each year which will usually extend by around 75cm each year and therefore needs good room to grow and branch out. Scots Pine can be seen displaying a blue-green needle like foliage which with age will become slightly greener. One of Scots Pine’s most noticeable features is its craggy bark which looks very attractive along with he blue-green foliage. This and the fact that Scots Pine is evergreen makes it a perfect tree to stand out in any garden or woodland. Scots Pine grows best in any free draining soil but will not thrive well if planted near the cost. Able to withstand colder climates and frost.