Scots Pine

Scots Pine

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Scots Pine

Common name: SCOTS PINE

Very winter hardy, but has tendency to winter browning, particularly on dry exposed sites; commonly used on inside row of farmstead shelterbelts.

Latin name: Pinus sylvestris L.

Type of tree: coniferous (introduced)

  • Bark (colour and texture): orange-red and flaky when mature
  • Leaves (shape, size, etc.): needle shaped; 3 to 7 centimetres in length; twisted; borne in groups of two per stem
  • Form: erect; widely spaced branches

Height: 20 metres

Growth rate: fast

Fruit and flowers: winged seeds produced in hard, knobby light brown cones; 3 to 5 centimetres; cones open for seed dispersal then drop

Soil: well adapted to dry, sandy soils; fair alkali tolerance

Limitations: will not tolerate flooding; performs poorly in exposed locations; limited value for wildlife, but young trees may be browsed by deer