Austrian Pine

09/01/2013 | Ken Lain, mountain gardener Trees

Latin Name: Pinus nigraPine - Austrian in landscape

Description: A long needled pine much like a Ponderosa, but it holds their foliage all the way to the ground. Less prone to bark beetle than Ponderosa as well.  Austrian Pine are well known for their superior appearance. They have a fibrous root system and a cultured top which gives a nice full appearance with no open areas.  Dense, stout, pyramidal growth habit with a uniform crown. Branches are in regular whorls. Needles are stiff, dark green. Very hardy. Adaptable to winter cold and wind. It’s a tree of strong character that will serve either as a landscape specimen or as a windbreak.

Size: Ht 35′ x 20′