Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow grower to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus sil-VES-tris
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 21
Growth habit:Compact, Round
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow grower to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Blue-green
Blooms:Does not flower
Design IdeasThis is an excellent small Pine for use in spatially challenged landscapes or where windy conditions take their toll on taller species. Multiple trunks and irregular growth make this an ideal coastal Pine. Great for view lots where trees won't block the vista. Makes a fine specimen in the Asian garden and in Mediterranean schemes, woodland and Northern-style country gardens. The attractive bark is a welcome source of color in low-maintenance courtyards and those filled with dryland plants. Particularly good choice with landscape boulders and dry streambeds.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This is a small stature cultivar that grows to just 6 feet tall, which was derived from a species that can attain a height of 100 feet or more. This forest pine is native to the very cold northern regions over a large range from Siberia west across Europe to Scotland where it received its Anglo-centric common name. These trees are highly adapted to very damp, cold and acidic soil and for that reason have proven useful in problem winter climates. It was classified by Linnaeus in the 18th century, who named both its genus and species. Trees were first introduced into North America in colonial times. This variety is more of a shrub and valued for its size, hardiness and color.