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Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Description:
The distinctive flaking orange/red-brown bark of this tree is one of the first things that gets your attention. The twisted blue-green needles add interest as well. This tree can develop a picturesque, irregular outline with maturity.

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 12 feet

Mature Height: 40-50 feet

Mature Spread: 30-40 feet

Tree Shape: Broad pyramidal

Where to Plant:
Works well in your yard. Give it room to develop its unique form.

Leaves:
Twisted blue-green needles in bundles of two.

Fruit:
Light brown, oval cones up to 3” long.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun. Prefers moist but well drained soil.

Potential Problems:
Pest free in the Pacific Northwest.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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