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Pinus nigra var. nigra

Austrian pine

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Features

  • Height15m to 21m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitTall thin oval
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pinus nigra var. nigra (Austrian pine). A broadly crowned conifer bearing branches with several stems which has dense tufts of dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

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

This can withstand an exposed site.

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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