Moseri Scotch Pine
Pinus sylvestris 'Moseri'
Moseri Scotch Pine
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
Other Names: Scots Pine
This rugged, low growing pine makes a humpy, irregular dome shape that doesn't reach much above 5 feet; dark green needles turn golden green in winter; foliage is dense with a chunky look for a strongly textured shape
Moseri Scotch Pine has dark green foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy orange bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.
Moseri Scotch Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Moseri Scotch Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Moseri Scotch Pine will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.