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Pinus sylvestris 'Watereri'

Description: A slow-growing, very compact cultivar of Scots Pine characterised by upward branches and steel-blue needles. It is upright and pyramidal when young, slowly maturing to a more irregular, broadly conical shape with age. If cultivated as a small tree, it develops a broad, parasol-shaped crown that grows to later become irregular and round. Also noted for orange-brown bark that later turns grayish brown.

Climate/Position: Prefers partial shade. Tolerates wind and sea breezes

Height/Spread: Will eventual reach 3.5m x 3m

Soil Requirements: Any moist, yet well-drained, fertile, neutral to slightly acidic soil. Drought tolerant once established.

Pruning: Though its slow growth rate means that no routine pruning is required, 'Watereri' tolerates clipping well, making it suited to shaping. Can be created into 'bonsai-like' solitary plants.

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First cultivated at Knap Hill Nursery, Woking, England, 1865