Pinus sylvestris 'FASTIGIATA'

Pinus sylvestris
Pinus sylvestris 'FASTIGIATA'
columnar Scots pine
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES blue-green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
Hedging plants
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Scots pine is a European native pine species, and is native in country, too. Still, not everyone owns a garden of national park size so there are varieties that can easily fit medium and even small-sized gardens.

Fastigiata is a unique version of Scots pine. It makes a very slender, columnar shape and bears long and stiff, bright blue-green needles with a silvery-blue overlay. Naturally grown plants form a medium tall pillar while plants that are clipped every spring remain small and compact.

Scots pines love insolated locations. Before fully established they like equal moisture but later than take long periods of drought probably best of all pines. The soil has to be well-drained, preferably acidic and moderately fertile. It hates over salting so avoid planting next to busy roads where salt is frequently used in winter. Absolutely hardy to approx. -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Last update 26-02-2011; 14-12-2012
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
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