Pinus sylvestris

  • Other common names Scots pine
    Archangel redwood
    Baltic redwood
    bish apples
    European turpentine
    Norway fir
    red deal
    Scotch fir
    Scots fir
    Scotch pine
    yellow deal
  • Family Pinaceae
  • Genus Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years
  • Details P. sylvestris is a large evergreen tree to 25m, with the upper trunk and branches orange-brown, developing a picturesque, irregular outline with maturity. Twisted grey-green needles are borne in pairs. Cones 5cm in length
  • Plant range Eurasia


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained soil. Can be used in native plantings. See Trees: buying and planting specimens

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Coastal Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, pinew sawfly and pine shoot moth

Diseases May be subject to pine needle cast