Scotch Pine Seedlings (Pinus Sylvestris) Plug Seedlings available in Quantities of 1,50,100, 500, or 1000 for 3-6" Size. Scots pine is now often left to grow beyond the optimal 087 2630523 info@hedging.ie Pinus Sylvestris - Scots Pine. "inventory_policy": 'deny' Keane's Garden Centre aim to serve the public to the best of our ability. It is a native of the once extensive Caledonian pine forests and is the only timber-producing conifer native to Scotland. It was thought that native Irish Scots Pine, Pinus sylvesris L. had become extinct during a massive population decline throughout Europe about 2,000 years ago. There is a little Scots pine (2%) – Ireland’s only native conifer tree – and no native broadleaves. { Interesting that it is so widespread seeing as though Scots Pine is shade intolerant with … Tel: The Scots pine – or Pinus sylvestris – is Scotland's national tree. Thank you for your patience and understanding, we are doing our best during this challenging times. "inventory_quantity": '0', It is one of the especially wildlife friendly conifers for nesting birds, and the cones are among the native Red Squirrels’ favourite food! We will get in touch if there are any issues with availability - see, Orders can be placed online to be collected at the various shows we attend around the country - from April to September. Scots pine seeds are the preferred food of the red squirrel. Scots pine was one of the first trees to colonise Ireland after the ice sheets of the last glaciation finally melted, some 12,000 years ago. Scots Pine is a common native tree and widely planted around the country. Mature specimens are usually wide-spreading and flat-topped, variable in height, but sometimes over 30m (100ft) with most of the branches held loftily at the very top. { PINUS SYLVESTRIS – Scots Pine Characteristics The Scots pine is Britain’s only native pine. A less common Christmas tree, bright, blue-green foliage and a lovely fragrance. Foliage: Evergreen. Mixed Hedging Collections (Available end of November), 'In the Green' Bulbs (Available Feb & March), Picea omorika pendula - Weeping Serbian Spruce, Cedrus atlantica Glauca - Blue Atlas Cedar. It is one of the especially wildlife friendly conifers for nesting birds, and the cones are among the native Red Squirrels’ favourite food! Prepare the planting area by removing all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. Produces cones 5cm in length. If your full order is in stock, we usually deliver within a week to 10 days of receiving your order, often sooner. Order Pinus sylvestris seedlings for quick UK delivery.. Britain's only truly native pine tree, the Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), is easily distinguished by … COVID 19 Update - Shipping times make take longer than usual, please check the front page of our website for updates. Scots pine was a valued resource for making pine resin which was used as pitching for boats and for preserving woods, pine resin can also be used as a glue when mixed with charcoal for arrow tips. Bareroot plants can be shipped & planted during the dormant months - November to mid April, potted plants can be shipped & planted year round. It can be planted as a specimen or as a group and can be grown on most soils. One of our native evergreen conifers, Pinus sylvestris is a medium to tall growing tree with foliage of paired grey-green needles and cones on short stalks. Buy Top Quality Trees In Ireland with Free Nationwide Delivery. }; IMPORTANT UPDATE - 9th December 2020 - It was collected several years ago in France and for me, it is a very interesting piece of material. RANGEWe source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond, each plant is chosen for its Useful, Fruitful or Beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden & landscape, we strive to stock an outstanding range, from native to unusual & rare. Mature trees are domed and often have bare lower branches. "items": [ Scots Pine has an attractive textured red-brown bark which sheds off round 'scales' with age. Our website is temporarily closed and everything will appear to be out of stock or season. } It has blue-green needles that … References: Kelly, F., 1999. "product": { Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit. Our pot grown Scots Pine trees can be planted at any time of the year. number and size of knots in the stem. }, Please try again. 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