Austrian pine

Pinus nigra

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Nancy Matthews
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Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)
PY-nus NY-grah
Genus:  Pinus
Dark green, 4- to 6-inch-long needles and furrowed bark (on mature trees) make Austrian pine an attractive large specimen tree. It can also be used as screening, although its growth habit becomes more open with age.
Care:  Provide full sun and deep, moist but well-drained soil. Once trees are established, they are somewhat drought tolerant. They also tolerate urban conditions.
Propagation:  From seed.
Problems:  Sphaeropis (Diplodia) tip blight is a severe disease problem in some areas of the country. It kills entire branches and, if left unchecked, entire stands of trees.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Screening,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Trees

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