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Other common names
Golden Scots pine
Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea'
Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years
Pinaceae / Pinaceae
Aurea Group consist of slow-growing, small, evergreen trees, the foliage bright golden-yellow in winter and spring, later dull blue-green
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Grow in any well-drained soil. Good winter colour
Propagate by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
No pruning required
May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, sawflies/sawfly and pine shoot moth
May be subject to pine needle cast
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