Scots Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Regular price £2.02 ex VAT
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One of only three native conifers and our only native pine, the Scots Pine is large evergreen tree that has an attractive orange-brown upper trunk and branches.
Developing a rather picturesque, irregular outline with maturity, its produces twisted grey-green needles that are formed in pairs.
Male and female flowers are produced in the spring, followed by seed cones in the autumn.

Growing Conditions:
Thrives on poor, light, acid soils.

Value To Wildlife:
Provides nesting sites for birds and the seeds are loved by red squirrels.

You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival.
Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds.
If looking to use a tree guard when planting Scots Pine whips, we recommend using a mesh tree guard, in order to ensure the young trees have adequate ventilation.
For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    Yes
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Seed Cone
  • Growth rate

    Slow
  • Maximum height

    20-30m
  • Time to maximum height

    20-50 years
  • Tree type

    Coniferous