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Scots Pine
Pinus sylvestris
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7 
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Mature Height: 30-60 Feet
Features: Evergreen needles, bluish green and twisted; orange bark on older specimens.
Culture: Full sun; prefers well-drained soils and can tolerate dry sites; acid soil.
Cultivars: 'Fastigiata'-narrow, columnar habit.
Mature Form: Pyramidal when young; developing a wide-spreading, open and picturesque form with age.
Native To: Europe and Asia
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Additional Notes: Disease problems can limit the usefulness of this species.

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