Moseri Scots Pine
This dense, low growing, globe like evergreen is relatively low maintenance and quite hardy. Most often used for its winter interest with its young bark a beautiful orange hue, maturing into a brownish-grey.
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|A dwarf evergreen conifer with a globe like pyramidal form. Densely shaped, slow growing, approximately 6-7 cm of growth per year.
|Used most frequently as a feature plant for its intensely yellow-gold foliage and exfoliating bark through winter.
|Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Cannot withstand 'wet feet' and is not drought tolerant.
|Upright dwarf conifer, with a compact and rounded shape.
|Distinct light green needles that turn a golden yellow in winter.
|Potential for Diplodia and pine wilt fungus.
|Young bark is medium textured with an orange tinge, becoming brownish-grey and scaly as it matures.
|Flower/Leaf Bud Description
|Moderately spherical and cylindrical, 5-7 cm long.
|Light green, 5-6 cm long needles that turn yellow-gold in the winter; 2 needles per fascicle.
|Monoecious flowers in late May, pollen is spread from yellow male strobili. Pink female strobili mature into young green cones.
|Slightly sharp pointed scales and compact as new cones, gradually expanding and becoming dull with maturity; mature cones are 5-7 cm long.
|Young bark has an orange tinge, maturing into brownish-grey. Light green foliage that turns yellow-gold.
|Medium texture when young becoming coarse towards maturity.
|A side veneer-graft is used, on a smooth area on the rootstock, where a downward cut is made approximately 25-30 mm long. A cutting is prepared with the same cut, then is ready to be placed into the rootstock. Both are tightly sealed with plastic tape and/or grafting wax, allowing the vascular cambium to grow together.