Pinus sylvestris is picturesque large evergreen tree which matures to around 15-20m, though mature trees grow to 35m and can live for up to 700 years.
Scots pine is the only native pine of the UK and its tall trunk and tufty crown are feature up and down the country. The needles are in twos, with a blue-green hue especially when young, and he bark is a scaly orange-brown, which develops plates and fissures with age, making it an craggy attractive feature.
Scots Pine grows on most soils, preferring well-drained soils; it tolerates heat and is frost hardy; good for urban areas.
Ideal for under-planted with perennials or shrubs as it only casts light shadows and is tolerant of neighbours.