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Scotch Pom Pom Pine

Pinus sylvestris '(pom pom)'

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Scotch Pom Pom Pine (Pinus sylvestris '(pom pom)') at Minor's Garden Center

Scotch Pom Pom Pine

Scotch Pom Pom Pine

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Scots Pine

Description:

An ornamental variation of scotch pine with interesting clumped needle growth; this tree must be kept pruned to maintain the pom pom puff effect but is well worth it for the exotic element it will add to your garden

Ornamental Features

Scotch Pom Pom Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Scotch Pom Pom Pine is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Scotch Pom Pom Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Scotch Pom Pom Pine will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Sizes Available:

5' #10 Cont., 6' #15 Cont., 7' #20 Cont.

 
 
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