Adding evergreen plants to landscaping helps to keep a few color during winter and autumn months, however not all evergreens are alike. For an interesting appearance, use pom pom pines (Pinus sylvestris “Pom Pom”) on your natural areas. They grow well in full sunlight in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8a and certainly are a variety of Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris). These dwarf pine trees look as if they have puffs of green to the end of every division, almost like small clouds or cushions held up by the curved, thin branches.

Put a single pom pom pine tree in the middle of a natural area to feature the tree. Since a pom pom pine is somewhat unusual in appearance, featuring it is not terribly difficult. Put smaller plants around the tree to fill in the natural area.

Group several pom pom pines together to attract viewers’ eyes toward that specific area of your yard. Establish the pines 15 feet apart so that their divisions have room to grow to full length. Fill round the pine group with mulch to prevent weeds and grass from competing with the trees for ground moisture.

Create a symmetrical or balanced appearance by putting equal quantities of pom pom pines on each side of a large planted area that has larger trees in its middle. The pom poms will offer added interest to this area and help to taper the height in the area’s ends.

Put the pines on each side of an entrance or in the corners of a home to add interest without the overpowering height that a number of trees create.

Line a driveway or walking path with pom pom pines to underline the area. The trees’ puffs of green will make an accent to that eyes are drawn.

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