Dwarf Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris 'Glauca Nana'

A useful rounded evergreen shrub with rich blue-green needles on dense, horizontal branches, and attractive reddish bark. A great landscape accent or foundation plant. A slow-grower that tolerates regular pruning; well-suited for training into topiary forms.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus sil-VES-tris
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSwitch Grass (Panicum); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Coneflower (Echinacea)

Provide enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune as needed to maintain topiary size and shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7

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