Pinus sylvestris

Scots Pine

This is a very hardy native Pine tree which will thrive in a variety of conditions – dry sandy sites, fertile agricultural land, and even wet acid conditions.  It is quite bushy and dense when young, but will grow up to be a single stem tree with a flattened out crown.

They provide shelter from the winds, which will allow a garden space to become a different microclimate.  This will allow more tender species to be established.  It will also provide shelter to animal and birdlife during the bleak winter months.

Flowers:  N/A

Fruit:  Cones

Bark:  Very unusual, almost cork like.

Leaves:  Evergreen twisted needles are dark grey-green.

Autumn colour:  N/A.

Ultimate height:  36m

Uses:  Screening and protection from winds.  As an evergreen it gives structure to the garden during the winter months.

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Pinus sylvestris - New Wood Trees