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PINUS sylvestris 'Watereri'
Scots Pine, Watereri Scots Pine
Discovered in England about 1865, this large, slow-growing, rounded shrub is a cultivar of Scots pine, a medium to large evergreen tree from the upper latitudes of the Old World.
Like all Scots pines, 'Watereri' has stiff, slightly twisted blue-green needles that occur in bundles of two. The needles are crowded toward the tips of the spreading to ascending branches. The dense, shaggy foliage is highly attractive against the scaly cinnamon-colored bark. In spring, tiny male cones and larger female cones appear on the previous year's growth. The conical, yellowish gray female cones remain on the branches for about 2 years. This cultivar grows slowly into an oval to broadly globular large shrub or small tree.
Scots pines do best in full sun and well-drained, acidic to slightly alkaline soil. They favor cold winters and fare poorly in hot humid climates. This cultivar makes an excellent specimen, border, or bonsai plant.
7 - 1
3 - 7
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
30'-60' / 9.1m - 18.3m
25'-40' / 7.6m - 12.2m
Northern Europe, Russia/Siberia, Western Asia
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Blue Green
Green, Blue Green, Yellow Green
Orange, Brown, Gray
Feature Plant, Shade Trees
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