Pinus sylvestris - Scots Pine
Pinus sylvestris is a slow growing, evergreen conifer widely used in parks and gardens. It can be planted as a specimen or in a group and can be grown on most soils. It is the most widely distributed conifer in the world and still occurs naturally in Scotland.
The wood has been an important part of the timber industry since the 1600's as its uses range from telegraph poles to furniture.
Pinus sylvestris is available from Deepdale Trees as a feathered, standard or bonsai tree.
FACT: The oldest recorded Scots Pine was in Sweden and over 700 years old!
FACT: The American Indians used the pine needles to stuff mattresses to repel lice and fleas. The oil was used to prevent scurvy.
Name: Pinus sylvestris
Common Name: Scots Pine
Height: up to 25m
Needles: Blue-green needles, slightly twisted
Bark: Orange-red and flaky on young plants and upper trunk and branches of mature plants. Becomes grey and fissured when mature.
Fruit: Cones develop over 2 years turning from green to brown.
Habit: Conical when young, spreading with age with a tall clear trunk.
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