Pinus sylvestris, commonly known as the Scots Pine, is a species of coniferous tree native to Europe and Asia. It is one of the most widely distributed pine species in the world and is particularly prominent in northern and central Europe. Scots Pine is a hardy, evergreen tree, and has distinctive long, slender needles, typically in pairs, which are dark green and about 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) in length.
The bark of Pinus sylvestris is reddish-brown and becomes scaly as the tree matures. Its cones are ovoid and brown and contain seeds that are an essential food source for various wildlife, including birds and small mammals. This pine species is adapted to a variety of habitats, including dry, sandy soils, and it is often found in forests, woodlands, and even on barren or mountainous terrain.
It also plays a crucial role in the ecosystems it inhabits, providing habitat and food for various species and contributing to forest diversity.
Name: Pinus sylvestris
Approx. Height and spread: More than 12M x 8M
Soil Ph: All
Moisture: Well drained soil.