Pinus sylvestris 'Beauvronensis'
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Scots Pine
A dwarf evergreen shrub, very different from the species; forms a low spreading mound of short, dense blue-green needles; very hardy and extremely slow growing, ideal for garden detail use and in rock gardens
Beauvronensis Scotch Pine has bluish-green foliage. The needles remain bluish-green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough brown bark is not particularly outstanding.
Beauvronensis Scotch Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. 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.
Beauvronensis Scotch Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
Beauvronensis Scotch Pine will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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 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.