Pinus sylvestris 'Gold Coin' / Gold Coin Scots pine

Pinus sylvestris 'Gold Coin' is one of the best winter gold varieties of pine available in the nursery trade today. This cultivar literally glows in the winter landscape with a blinding display of stunning gold foliage that intensifies as the weather cools. In summer, the needles become more of a translucent shade of pale green which is still very attractive in the landscape. The plants basic structure is that of an upright tree-form which grow 8 to 12 inches (20 - 30 cm) a year, resulting in a small dense tree, 12 feet (5.5 m) tall and 8 feet (2.5 m) wide after 10 years in the landscape. Like many forms of Scots pine, 'Gold Coin' takes well to pruning, making it appropriate in a smaller setting with proper maintenance.

R.S. Corley, United Kingdom is credited with the origin and introduction of the cultivar in the late 1970s.

Pinus sylvestris `Gold Coin'
Photo by John Fertig
Pinus sylvestris 'Gold Coin' (Winter) This is one of the brightest Scots Pine for winter color.
Photo by Bill Barger
Pinus sylvestris 'Gold Coin'
Photo by Stu Garrett
P. sylvestris 'Gold Coin' in the southern garden, Vista Garden, Conyers, Georgia.
Photo by Jody Karlin