My Earmarked PlantsSend to a Friend

Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine)

Type Tree, Conifer, Evergreen
Form Conical-Shaped Tree
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
Earmark this plant  

Pinus sylvestris - Cultivation Notes

The hardy pine prefers a poorer well drained, sandy soil on neutral to acid (not chalky) soil. Plant in an open sunny shade free position including any cold and exposured spots. Don’t prune unless for shape or to removing dead weak wood

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Pinus sylvestris:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Pinus sylvestris

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Pinus sylvestris:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

View all the plants listed in Genus Pinus

View other types of conifers with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Pinis, Pines, Pinnus, Pinnes, Pynus, Pynis, Pynes, Pinas

Did you know you can display our images on your website or blog for free?