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Pinus nigra

Austrian pine

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Features

  • Height20m to 35m
  • Spread6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pinus nigra (Austrian pine). This species produces 2 sheath needles which are about 3-6 inches long and dark green. The cones are about 3 inches long. They are very hardy and will adaptable to soil, cold and wind.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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