Pinus sylvestris L.

Scotch Pine

Cultivar Beuvronensis

Cultivar Beuvronensis


Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 3 to 7

Size: 30 to 60' tall, 30 to 40' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun


Recognizable by its reddish, young bark. Leaves in pairs, 1 to 4" long, twisted, gray-green or blue-green. Cones to 3" long on short stalks.

The pollen is sometimes in spring carried away by the wind in such quantities, as to alarm the ignorant with the notion of its raining brimstone. (Desc. Pinus)

As P. sylvestris grows spontaneously in Scotland, Denmark, Norway, and other countries in the north of Europe, it would seem that a cold climate alone suited it, but experience proves that when it is properly reared and planted, no temperature, scarcely, impedes its growth to a considerable size. (Desc. Pinus)


The only pine native to Great Britain. Also native to western Europe to northeast Asia.

Published in Sp. Pl. 1000 in 1753. Also published in Desc. Pinus 1: t.1 p.1 #1 in 1803 (and in ed.3 #1 in 1832)

Synonym Pinus rubra Mill. - also published in Desc. Pinus.

RHS Award of garden merit in 2002.


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