General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7a
Plant Height: usually 30 to 60 feet, to 90 feet in wild in Europe
Plant Spread: usually 30 to 40 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Other: 1.5 to 3 inch long gray to brown cones
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Other: small soft yellow male cones for pollen
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Scots Pine
  • Scotch Pine
  • European Redwood
  • Baltic Pine
  • European Red Pine

Photo Gallery
Photo by Windigo
Location: The edge of the wood near the shore of the Ladoga lake, near Priozersk, Russia
Date: 2010-07-29
The picture was captured by me on the hot sunny day at the end of
Photo by sedumzz
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois
Date: winter in the 1980's
a planted grove
Location: Belgium
Date: 2006-05-12
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-04-29
Location: Sandy, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-09-02
Location: The pines growing on acclivity of the sand beach of Ladoga lake near Priozersk, Russia
Date: 2010-07-29
The specie is very common for the North Europe and Asia.
Location: Bordeaux, France
Date: 2016-03-13
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-01-25
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-12-19
mature specimen in a backyard
Location: Hollis, New Hampshire
Date: August 11, 2013

Date: 2005-02-11
Photo courtesy of: Doug Foster
Location: The edge of the wood near the shore of the Ladoga lake, near Priozersk, Russia
Date: 2010-07-29
The picture was captured by me on the hot sunny day at the end of
Location: Batavia, Illinois
Date: winter in the 1980's
mature specimen in a cemetery
Location: Batavia, Illinois
Date: winter in the 1980's
trunk and bark
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-12-19
needles and unopen cones

Date: 2014-05-17
Photo courtesy of: david55king
Location: RHS Wisley, UK.
Bonsai

photo credit: H. Zell

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-02-04
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-01-25
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: R. A. Nonenmacher
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Comments:
  • Posted by yurikashtanov (St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or North Smolensk reg., Russia; Los Frailes, Ecuador - Zone 10a) on Jan 12, 2013 10:51 AM concerning plant:
    Typical tree of the Northern hemisphere. Native to Europe and Asia.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 15, 2018 1:08 PM concerning plant:
    Scotch or Scots Pine is a common species in its huge native range from Scotland and Norway to Spain to western Asia to northeast Siberia. Its needles are sort of twisted, about 1 to 4 inches long, in clusters of 2, and usually bluish-green, but regular bright green is possible, stiff and sort of prickly. It has pretty bark that is thin, papery, flaking, and orange when younger that develops into gray-brown scaly plates when older. It grows like most pines of about 1.5 feet/year and I think that it lives about 100 to 150 years. It is still commonly grown as a Christmas tree in the US; though Balsam & Frasier Firs are used more. It was commonly planted into landscapes in the Chicago, Illinois area until the 1980's, when Pinewood Nematode started to kill off many. There still are some around in that area. Some other problems of pine moths, pine bark beetles, pine needle cast diseases, etc. can give Scots Pine a hard time in eastern North America. It is still easy to find some growing in various parts of the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeastern US. Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL is not recommending it anymore for landscapes because of some of the problems mentioned. It is a nice, pretty pine tree. It is similar to the Jack and Virginia Pines of eastern North America. In New England and some other northern regions of sandy, acid soils, it has escaped cultivation some.
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