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French Blue Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris 'French Blue'

Pronunciation: PY-nus sil-VES-tris
SKU #06552

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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.
Light Full sun
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.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
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.
Foliage Color Blue-green
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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