Austrian Pine as Living Christmas Tree

12/06/2013 | Ken Lain, mountain gardener Tips, Trees, Uncategorized

Plant tip of the day –  Austrian Pine as a Living Christmas Tree


A very resilient Pine for the poor soils or alkaline conditions in the Midwest and far West. It is remarkably tolerant of hot and cold wind and is a crucial component in shelterbelts and windbreaks. Adapts well to dry conditions in the West, both in semidesert and mountain foothill regions where soils are thin and poor. Makes a very graceful single specimen for front yards, parks or expansive estate-sized landscapes. Pinus nigra