French Blue Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestris 'French Blue'
Pronunciation: PY-nus sil-VES-tris
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall, 20 to 25 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Landscape Use||Container, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Companion Plants||Switch Grass (Panicum); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
|Care||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.|
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