Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris

Native to Europe and Asia, also called Scots Pine, this species is cultivated in North America for use as a Christmas tree. This pine has distinctive short bluish-green needles and orange-red bark. It was also once used as a source of turpentine and resin.
Habitat:
Planted intentionally, but naturalizing in some areas. Grows well on well-drained, upland soils.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen tree, growing to 15-30 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
CT DE IA IL IN MA MD ME MI MN NH NJ NY OH PA RI VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
AB BC MB NB NL NS ON PE QC