The Scotch Pine is not native to Tennessee, but as with other transplants that now call our state home, it has done very well here.
As a Christmas tree, the Scotch Pine may be the most popular species throughout the entire United States. It usually takes 6 to 8 years to produce a useable tree. Scotch Pines and require trimming every year in order to provide a great looking, and healthy, tree. The Scotch Pine resists drying when kept in water-filled stand and holds its needles exceptionally well.
The Scotch Pine is grown almost exclusively as a Christmas tree. It has foliage that runs from bright green, to dark green, and even produces a few trees with dark blue undertones. The Scotch Pine is a very sturdy tree and can support all sizes of decorations due to its stiff branches. Many people with pine or pollen allergies find that the Scotch Pine is actually well tolerated indoors.
As the name implies, the Scotch Pine is native to Europe, with a range covering the British Isles and Scandinavia to the north, all the way down to the Mediterranean.