Pinus sylvestris Fastigiata

Sentinel Pine, Upright Pine

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Small specimens are supplied 1-1.5m tall.

Pinus sylvestris Fastigiata is an upright form of the only Pine which is native to Europe, the Scots Pine.  It was introduced to the UK from Europe, where it naturally occurs in the mid 1800’s.

This tree has needles that are similar to the species, being produced in bundles of 2 and are dark green in colour.  When young these needles can appear bluer in colour, adding to this trees ornamental charm. Both the bark and cones are similar to that of the Scots Pine.

The notable distinguishing feature of this pretty, evergreen tree is its shape; it has a very tight and columnar crown which does not broaden with age.   Pinus sylvestris Fastigiata will reach around 10m in height at maturity, if it is not limited by damage to the limbs and leader by snow and ice, which can cause fracture; in the UK this is not usually a problem.  Like most Pines, this tree prefers a well drained soil and will not tolerate water logging.

The Sentinel Pine is a good choice for gardens and parks and can be planted in spots where it would be irrational to consider the Scots Pine.  It would make a useful screening tree due to its dense crown, however is generally fairly slow growing, so would be best made use of by the patient out there.

Mature Height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.