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The Scots Pine can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Scots Pine falls into the following type(s): Evergreen
The Scots Pine grows to be 60' feet in height.
The Scots Pine has a spread of about 40' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow to Medium growth rate.
The Scots Pine does well in Full exposure(s).
The Scots Pine grows in Acidic, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wide Range soils.
The Scots Pine has a(n) Oval shape.
Scots Pine trees are widely used for Christmas trees because of their excellent form and their ability to hold their needles for a long period of time. There are many color variations within the species and some trees are sprayed with green color to make them more attractive as some naturally have brown needles during the winter months. It is also a good tree for reclamation sites because of its re-seeding capabilities.
Owls prefer roosting and nesting in large conifers such as Scots pine, and many mammals and birds consume pine seeds.
The Scots Pine was widely planted on old farm fields at the turn of the century. Early farmers were familiar with this species from its growth throughout Europe and knew it could tolerate poor, dry soil. Eventually they found that the trees did not mature into the fine timber stands they envisioned, but often stagnated or had twisted trunks. It was the beginning of the realization that seed sources vary widely and must be matched to the planting site. Today, seed sources are selected with care and varieties of Scots Pine are favored to provide the species' best qualities, especially when planting for the Christmas tree market. In the country of Scotland, the name Scots pine is preferred over the use of the term Scotch pine.
Normal moisture requirement, with moderate drought tolerance.
This tree has spiral; two needles; 2 to 4 inches long.
The fruit is oval; 1 to 3 inches long; dry; brown.
Scots pine is a beautiful evergreen which is hardy and adaptable to nearly all climates. Can be used as either a windbreak or a single specimen. It is a popular Christmas tree because of its form and ability to hold onto its needles for a long time. Grows to 60', 40' spread. (zones 3–7)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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