Scots pine - Pinaceae Pinus sylvestris

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PISY

Taxonomy

FamilyPinaceae
GenusPinus
Speciessylvestris
Common NameScots pine
iTree CodePISY

Plant Form

FormTree: often with irregular crown
Height60 feet
Spread35 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliageneedles in pairs between 1” - 3” longLeaf Type Information IconNeedle
Needles2
Barkyoung - papery, flaky, orange; older - gray/brown, scales, thick plates
Bud terminal bud: orange-brown, pointed, somewhat resinousBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twiggray/yellow when young, light brown to brownish-orange with age
Flowermale (staminate strobili) small clusters, yellow in color, at base of twigs; female (ovulate strobili) tiny, from bud tips; male and female on same tree (monoecious)
Fruitsmall woody cones up to 3” long, slightly egg-shaped
Fall Colorgreen

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin5.0SoilIntolerant
Max8aMax7.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginEurasia
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