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Dwarf Twisted Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris 'Globosa Viridis'

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Dwarf Twisted Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris 'Globosa Viridis') at Dickman Farms

Dwarf Twisted Scotch Pine

Dwarf Twisted Scotch Pine

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Scots Pine

Description:

An interesting compact shrub, shaped like a dwarf and very dense Christmas tree, excellent size for garden use; hardy and slow growing, an excellent way for the creative designer to add some vertical interest to a composition

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Twisted Scotch Pine has forest green foliage. The needles remain forest green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Twisted Scotch Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. 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.

Dwarf Twisted Scotch Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Twisted Scotch Pine will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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.

 
 
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