Scots Pine


Scots Pine:(Pinus sylvestris) is a coniferous tree native to Europe and Siberia, making it a very hardy variety. The needles are short and soft, similar to Japanese Black Pine, but unlike the JBP, the Scots Pine buds back very easily, taking very well to shaping and root pruning. One of the easiest and best pines for Bonsai.  

Scots Pine does very well as both Literati and traditional Pine style Bonsai. 


Spring 2022 Update: Our current Young inventory, has just been potted up this spring from last year's babies which have outgrown their 4" pots. But we are still keeping the price down, to what it is for baby Scots Pines. These are 2.5 Year seedlings, from a Scottish highland cultivar. 


Scots Pine needs full sun, and the more sun they get, the shorter the needles will be. Being in a pot, the Scots Pine will still require winterizing


  1. Scots Pine like their soil to dry out before rewatering like other pines. When heavy rain is expected, it is better to protect the pines so as not to overwater them, causing longer needles and even root rot. 

  • Training: Scots Pine takes very well to wiring, which should be done in late fall to early spring. Wiring can also be done after candles have been shortened in early summer. 

  • Repotting: Scots Pine needs to be repotted every 2-3 years during development. During refinement, repotting can be done every 3-5 years, depending on the size of the pot.  


BABY: 8"-12" tall, comes in a 4" grower's pot. 

YOUNG: 10"-14" tall, comes in a 6" grower's pot. 


These are not seeds - But an Actual Living Bonsai Tree.

Please see our Choosing a Bonsai page for the age and dimensions regarding the different stages of our Bonsai (Baby, Young, & Mature).

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Dave Wilkes (Regina, CA)
Scott’s pine.

Arrived on site a bit under the weather but has come back and standing tall. Quite happy. Thx

Gary Bennell (Mississauga, CA)
Scots Pine

Came healthy and beautifully packaged

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