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French Blue Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris 'French Blue'

A superior selection of this popular evergreen tree. Foliage is brighter blue than other forms; the coloring is retained through the winter. Growth habit is more uniform and compact. A lovely accent.
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Full sun

Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.


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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus sil-VES-tris
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall, 20 to 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis is a very hardy Pine for larger suburban homesites, where it's blue tint is a fine contrast against more emerald evergreens. Plant in a dense group to provide a woodland enclosure for more spectacular deciduous trees and shrubs. Makes a great single accent or use a pair to flank a driveway entry. Good choice for screening off neighboring multistory windows. Tall and thin, it makes a good small-scale windrow or use as a shelterbelt component.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
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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