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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
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