The Scots Pine is the only Pine native to Britain.
A familiar sight in bleak and inhospitable landscapes it can be grown as a tall stemmed or a low spreading subject.
Its paired needles can be very variable in colour from green to almost blue especially when juvenile.
It is very quick to develop a symbiotic relationship with mycorrhiza which helps sustain vigorous growth.
This large evergreen tree is distinctive by its tall bare trunk and broadly pyramidal crown.
It is best suited in parks gardens heath land and woodlands.
It is tolerant of most soils but never reaches its true potential in areas prone to flooding.
As a cautionary note it is worth sticking with Austrian Pine for coastal conditions as Scots Pine rarely seems to thrive near the coast.
Mature height: 12-17
Mature spread: 8-12m