Pinus nigra austriaca

Austrian Pine

P. austriaca; P. nigra nigra

Decorative large tree, 20-25 (40) m tall, 6-10 (12) m wide; broadly conical or ovoid in the first years with symmetrically arranged layers of twigs, branches to the ground for ca. 15 years, crown then widening, umbrella-shaped or asymmetrical, no branches in the lower region; strong-growing when young, 40-60 cm a year, later after 15 years only 15-25 cm.

Star-shaped, hundreds of close-packed blue to blue-violet flowers, May-June, long flowering period, strong fragrance, reminds of honesuckle.

Needles in twos, 8-15 cm long, dark green, coarse, pointed and slightly prickly.

Zone 5b

 
Variant Height, Width or Girth in cm Price
Bonsai, 6xtr., wire rootballed, Width 150-200
Clear stems, 7xtr., wire rootballed
€12,000.00
Width 125-150|* 125-150 50-60 €12,000.00
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Bonsai, 6xtr., wire rootballed, Width 150-200
Clear stems, 7xtr., wire rootballed
€5,500.00
225-250 * 125-150 €5,500.00
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Pinus nigra austriaca - Austrian Pine (central to southern Europe)
(= P. nigra var. austriaca)
 
Habit: Decorative large tree, 20-25 (40) m tall, 6-10 (12) m wide; broadly conical or ovoid in the first years with symmetrically arranged layers of twigs, branches to the ground for ca. 15 years, crown then widening, umbrella-shaped or asymmetrical, no branches in the lower region; strong-growing when young, 40-60 cm a year, later after 15 years only 15-25 cm.
 
Bark: Thick bark in yellow and dark brown with blackish fissures.
 
Fruits: Conical, 5-9 cm long, brown cones.
 
Leaves: Needles in twos, 8-15 cm long, dark green, coarse, pointed and slightly prickly.
 
Roots: Well anchored deep roots, adaptable.
 
Demands: Full sunlight, completely intolerant of shade, resistant to heat, frost hardy; adaptable; resistant to urban environments, tolerates salty air, wind resistant.
 
Soil: Dry to fresh; resistant to drought when established; sensitive to dampness; slightly acidic to very alkaline (more than pH 8.4); on all well drained, chalky substrates, even loam.
 
Our tip: Can be trained into picturesque standards.
Hardiness: Zone 5b
 
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