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Northwest Conifers

Scots Pine – Pinus  sylvestris

Scots Pine

Scots Pine at Hoyt Arboretum


Needles:  1-3" long in bundles of 2, often blue-green

Cones:  1-2" long, egg-shaped, diamond-shaped scales

Bark: Young bark is orange-red, developing gray scales on large trunks.

  

Scots Pine is the most widespread pine in the world.

Where it grows: Throughout Europe. 

Similar tree: Japanese Red Pine has longer needles (3-4") and larger cones (2-3").

Names: Sylvestris is Latin for "of the forest." Other common names: Scotch Pine, Norway Pine, Mongolian Pine.

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