Pinus sylvestris 'Lodge Hill'
Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Pinus sylvestris 'Lodge Hill' is an outstanding dwarf form of the Scots pine with pale silver green needles and distinctive reddish-brown winter buds. It forms a small irregular pyramid. Ideally suited to exposed planting sites, dislikes shade and prefers free draining soil.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - silver needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 1.5m.
Ultimate Spread: 2.5m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Its slow growth and dense habit make it perfect for growing in a rock garden.