Dwarf Scotch Pine
Dwarf Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestris 'Glauca Nana'Item #6553 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 7
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A useful rounded evergreen shrub with rich blue-green needles on dense, horizontal branches, and attractive reddish bark. A great landscape accent or foundation plant. A slow-grower that tolerates regular pruning; well-suited for training into topiary forms.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PY-nus sil-VES-trisPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 21Growth habit:Compact, RoundedGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.Foliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.Design IdeasThis 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.Companion PlantsSwitch Grass (Panicum); False Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Coneflower (Echinacea)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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.Pruning time: spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This is a small stature cultivar that grows to just 6 feet tall, which was derived from a species that can attain a height of 100 feet or more. This forest pine is native to the very cold northern regions over a large range from Siberia west across Europe to Scotland where it received its Anglo-centric common name. These trees are highly adapted to very damp, cold and acidic soil and for that reason have proven useful in problem winter climates. It was classified by Linnaeus in the 18th century, who named both its genus and species. Trees were first introduced into North America in colonial times. This variety is more of a shrub and valued for its size, hardiness and color.