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Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon

Pinus sylvestris 'Glauca Nana'

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Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon (Pinus sylvestris 'Glauca Nana') at Bachman's Landscaping

Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon

Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon

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Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon (Pinus sylvestris 'Glauca Nana') at Bachman's Landscaping

Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon foliage

Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Scots Pine


A stunning compact, evergreen dwarf garden shrub grown into a pompon shape. Bluish-green needles, densely held, slow growing;

Ornamental Features

Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon is a dense 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 relatively low maintenance shrub. 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.

Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Scotch Dwarf Blue Pompon will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features