Dwarf Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestris 'Glauca Nana'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-nus sil-VES-tris|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Easy Care Plant|
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