French Blue Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestris 'French Blue'
Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-nus sil-VES-tris|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall, 20 to 25 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.|
|Companion Plants||Switch 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