Scotch Pine Tree

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The Scotch Pine Tree (Pinus sylvestris) is probably one of the best-known and loved trees in the world! Even if you've never grown this tree in your yard, you've probably had it in your home. This evergreen is the classic Christmas Tree! The long blue-green needles are held in pairs and these Trees feature scaled reddish-brown bark with flakey orange bark higher up in the canopy.

Also known as Scots Pine, not only is this a prominent tree, but it is also an American native tree that birds and wildlife seek out for food and shelter! The pyramid form and gray-green color complement any landscape. This is one of the most easy-going of all evergreens.

The Scotch Pine tolerates any soil and especially loves sandy or clay soils. It doesn't shudder at the cold and even thrives in Siberia, where the ground never thaws completely, so you know that it will do well with your winter weather. Found growing natively throughout USDA hardiness zones 3 to 7, these trees can reach 60-70 feet in height and about half that in width.

Planting and Application:

Scotch Pine will anchor your border or foundation planting or soften the edges of your garage. Plant one in the front yard for an easy-care wildlife tree and ornamental egg-shaped pinecones each fall! And come Christmas time, well, it is truly unbeatable for that classic Christmas tree look, right? Those strong limbs will hold all your outdoor holiday decor without drooping.

Magnificent windbreaks, privacy when mixed into mixed screening borders, and luxurious shelterbelts for birds and wildlife. Block prevailing winds that can lead to drifting snow while adding shade year-round to your home and garden with a stand of Scots Pine.

  • Long Green Needles Held in Pairs
  • Classic Christmas Tree Shape!
  • Fast Growing With Twisting Trunks
  • Orange & Reddish Brown Flaked Bark
  • Great Screens, Specimens, Wildlife Habitat & Windbreaks

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Drought, poor soil, cold and neglect tolerant? About the only thing that will set the Scotch Pine back is too much shade! This variety of Pine needs a good amount of sun during the day to perform at its best. It is a hardy tree that grows rapidly for a Pine tree and tolerates prolonged drought once established. If you need to encourage a denser canopy or want to reduce size, candle pruning in the spring is the best method.

Every three years, you will notice the Scots Pine developing some yellow interior needles that will drop in the fall. This is completely normal as the tree will regrow new fresh growth. Keep this free Pine Mulch or Pine Straw under your tree for a layer of protection from cold and moisture loss, or rake it up to use elsewhere in your garden!

  • Full Sun Native Evergreen
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Tolerates Drought & Neglect
  • Prune in Early Spring
  • Very Hardy & Adaptable

Classic form, fast-growing, and thrives on neglect, the Scotch Pine Tree is a rugged native with so many perks and few negatives! Nature Hills ships only the best quality specimens of this classic tree. Order yours 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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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
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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Scotch Pine Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pinus sylvestris
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 60 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 30 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring