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Pinus sylvestris (Aurea Group) 'Aurea'
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golden Scots pine 'Aurea'

'Aurea' is a slow-growing evergreen tree with blue-green needles that turn yellow from late autumn to spring

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Blue Green
Winter Yellow
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Pinaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil. See Trees: buying and planting specimens

Propagation

Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, sawfly larvae and pine shoot moth

Diseases

May be subject to pine needle cast

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