Scots pine or Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Scots pine or Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
Mature Spread Mature Spread
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
usually a large, evergreen tree, but these cultivars are smaller; bluish-green needles; showy, orangish-brown, to light reddish-brown, exfoliating, scaly bark on upper half of trunk; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; tolerant to poor, dry, sandy soil; drought, salt, and urban tolerant; very susceptible to a number of insect and disease problems; native to Europe and Asia; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site:
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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