French Dark Green Scots Pine Tree

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Classic, regal, and festive are all words used to describe this popular evergreen tree. No matter who you are and what you think about pine trees, one look at the French Dark Green Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris 'French Dark Green') is enough to make you say "Oh la la!".

Of course, we would be remiss if we didn't point out that this Scotch Pine is one of the most popular Christmas Tree varieties out there! With its appealing symmetrical pyramid shape and pleasing lush dark green, almost bluish color, it's easy to see why! The needles of this Pine grow in clusters of two, making for a very full-looking tree.

As if this Pine tree wasn't good enough, you'll also be charmed when its branches peel and expose beautiful cinnamon-colored bark beneath. The effect makes for a very show tree!

During the warmer months, when the world is lusher and full of life, this pine tree will cover itself in lovely, classic, pine cones that birds adore plucking seeds from. They'll start a light green color and, as the season goes on, turn a coppery brown. Cold-hardy throughout USDA planting zones 3 to 8, French Dark Green grows 40-50 feet in height and has a full wide base 20-35 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Imagine, white blankets of snow softening the earth. Carollers sweetly singing down the street. Hot chocolate on the stove and your lovely French Dark Green Scotch Pine decked out in Christmas lights, garland, and ornaments in your front yard. If that isn't enough to make you want to snuggle up in front of the fireplace then nothing is!

Also known as Scots Pine and Scotch Pine, this tree would make for a beautiful background specimen in your yard that will add depth and texture. Or plant a whole row as this fast-growing tree, with its abundance of branches and needles, makes for an effective windbreak or privacy screen year-round!

  • Lush Blue-Green Color
  • Pyramidal Form & Fluffy Long Needles
  • Classic Christmas Tree Look
  • Exfoliating Cinnamon Bark
  • Specimens, Windbreaks, Groupings & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

When thinking about where to plant this Scotch Pine tree, you'll be happy to know that it's tolerant of most soil types as long as it's well-draining. It's also a sun lover, so plant somewhere it can bask in the sunshine all day long! Not needing much water once established, provide your young tree with regular water through its first year.

Give these Pine plenty of space to reach the mature spread and look best with their lower limbs sweeping the ground. Mulch over the root zone, then pull it back away from touching the main trunk. You can candle prune your Pine in the early spring to create denser growth. All plants appreciate Nature Hills Root Booster and a 3-4 inch layer of arborist bark chips to support their growth.

  • Full Sun Trees
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Adapts to Many Soil Types
  • Candle Prune In Early Spring
  • Fast-Growing Evergreens!

From summer sunshine to winter wonderland, this pine tree brings its own festivities to any yard it graces. Don't wait around for another season to pass by, order a French Dark Green Scotch Pine tree today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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French Dark Green Scots Pine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pinus sylvestris 'French Dark Green'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 35 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage Color Green, Blue Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring