• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    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
    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
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    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.