Dwarf Scotch Pine
Dwarf Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestris 'Glauca Nana'Item #6553 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 7
Useful rounded form with rich blue-green needles on dense, horizontal branches. Attractive reddish bark. Good shrub accent, foundation planting. Takes well to pruning, shaping. Evergreen conifer.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PY-nus sil-VES-trisPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 21Growth habit:Compact, RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower to 6 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
- History & LoreHistory: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.