Scotch Pine

The Scotch pine was one of the first trees introduced to the United States in the 17th century. It is still widely grown for Christmas trees, but is considered invasive in some parts of North America. The Scotch pine is one of the most widely distributed pines in the world. The many varieties of Scotch pine have great commercial value in a variety of industries and are beloved as ornamental landscape trees.

  • Leaves

    Stiff, tooth-like, green to blue-green needles, two needles per bundle
  • Fruit

    1-3 inches long, dull-brown cone, small, flat, held alone or in clusters of two or three, cones fall from tree at maturity
  • Flower

    No ornamental value
  • Bark

    Gray-brown, peels to show a red-orange color (especially striking on the upper trunk and branches), new stems change green to brown, bark peels in thin scales (gives shedding appearance)

Where to find the Scotch Pine