Visit our sister site, BirdSong Nature Shop, for great prices on thousands of backyard birding items:
|Austrian, or Black Pine
|Needles of Austrian Pine
|Cone of an Austrian Pine
Scientific Name: Pinus nigra
The Black Pine or Austrian Pine is an attractive and popular landscape tree prized for its dense, dark green foliage.
Height: 40-60 feet (12-18 meters)
Spread: 25-35 feet (7.6-11 meters)
Leaf: 2-4 inches (5-10 cm)
Range: Not native to North America (USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 8A- most of the continental North America with the exception of the northern plains, the Canadian prairies and the southern and western coastal areas of the United States.)
General Care Tips
The Black Pine grows on a wide variety of soils. It prefers full sun. Care should be taken when transplanting to use container trees when possible.
Click here to learn how to improve the soil.
Things to Watch For