Scots pine Bonsai

 Fact of Scots pine Bonsai



Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is a species of pine that is native to Eurasia,
with a natural range that stretches from beyond the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia to southern Spain and from western Scotland to the Okhotsk Sea in eastern Siberia. Within this range, it grows at elevations from sea level to 2,400 metres (8,000 feet), with the elevation generally increasing from north to south. Despite this wide distribution, the Scots pine forests in Scotland are unique and distinct from those elsewhere because of the absence of any other native conifers.

Scots pine Bonsai
Scots pine Bonsai

After the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 10,000 years ago, Scots pine, like other trees, spread northwards again from continental Europe into Britain. As the climate continued to warm, it spread into much of northern Scotland, reaching a maximum distribution about 6,000 years ago, before declining about 4,000 years ago for reasons that are not entirely understood. Today the Scots pine has a natural range confined to the Highlands in Scotland, with the native pinewoods covering approximately 17,000 hectares in a number of separate, isolated remnants – just over 1% of the estimated 1,500,000 hectares original area.

because the Scots pine grows in various parts of the world and will hold all season scot pine many bonsai lovers make scot pine as the bonsai tree

Scots pine Bonsai
Scots pine Bonsai

care info

scots pine (pinus Sylvestre) –

Repot: every 2-5 years depending on age, in mid to late spring.

Soil : free draining : 80:20 grit:organic or 70:30 grit:akadama.

Prune: late summer/early autumn to minimise resin bleed.

Pinch: pinching of candles will be determined by the objective (back-budding, branch extension etc). In late summer, remove old needles to let in light.

Water: keep wet but not saturated. Keep dry in winter.

Feed: monthly dose of balanced feed during spring summer. A single application of slow release, the low nitrogen feeds in winter.

Warning: do not confuse root aphids for mycorrhizal fungi when repotting. Prevent root rot by protecting from prolonged rain.