Pinus sylvestris 'Nisbet's Gold'
Common name: 
Nisbet's Gold Scots Pine
Pronunciation: 
PI-nus sil-VES-tris
Family: 
Pinaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
‘Nisbet's Aurea’
‘Aurea Nisbet’
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, bright golden yellow in winter and yellow green in summer.  May grow to about 6 ft (~ 2 m) in 10 years.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3     Named after A.H. Nisbet, Gosport, Hampshire, England who evidently found it; the original name was ‘Aurea Nisbet’ or ‘Nisbet's Aurea’.  In any case, "aurea" is the Latin word for gold and the use of Latin words in a cultivar name is, since 1957, illegitimate.  Because of this, Bob Fincham, Coenosium Gardens, Eatonville, Washington, changed the name to ‘Nisbet's Gold’ when he introduced it to the U.S. (personal communication, Bob Fincham).
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