Common name: Scots pine, Scotch pine, European red pine, Baltic pine
Origin: Great Britain
Mature height: 6 to 10 meters
Hardiness: -20 ° C
Plant type: tree
Flower color: –
Type of soil: all soils except limestone
Watering: normal to dry
Use: isolated, massive, container
Diseases and pests: Pine weevils, bark beetles, Pine beetles, Bombyx, Pine processionaries, Rusts
Seed conservation: 4 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)
A slender tree with a long bare trunk that can live more than five hundred years. It can reach forty meters high. It can be recognized in particular by the orange color of its bark, in the upper part of the trunk of an adult tree.
The leaves are medium sized needles (10 cm), grouped in pairs, quite thick and bluish green in color. The male flowers are located at the base of the twigs, and the female flowers at their ends. The fruits are pointed cones, much longer than wide (3 by 7.5 cm) initially of an intense green then of a reddish brown.
Scots pine prefers slightly acidic soils and does not support limestone well. Exposure is important because this pine needs sunlight to grow. Very resistant conifer, it is perfectly adapted to the cold it tolerates very low temperature reaching -50 ° C, moreover it is also perfectly adapted to the drought.