The Scotch Pine tree, Pinus Sylvestris, is a conifer that is a native of Europe and is widely used as a Christmas Tree. It is a fast growing, irregularly shaped tree. The evergreen foliage consists of short, twisted needles, which are bluish-green and often change to yellow-green in winter. It is a very winter hardy tree and is well suited throughout the Great Plains and Southern Canada.>
It can reach a height of six feet in six years with good care. When used in windbreaks, it should be placed in east or south inside rows and works best in partial shade to full sun. Older trees have orange-colored bark in the crown. It is a hardy tree that grows rapidly for a pine tree.