Scotch Pine

Scientific Name: Pinus sylvestris
Genus: Pinus
Family: Pinaceae

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Twisted, blue-green needles of the Scotch pine come two in a bundle. The cones are 2 inches long. The bark is reddish-orange in color at first, maturing to grayish red-brown. Scotch pines are often used as Christmas trees. The species is variable; many strains and cultivars have been developed. It is native from western Europe to Siberia.