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Austrian Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus nigra
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
7
Height
50 to 60 feet
Width
20 to 40 feet
Flowers
Staminate male flowers clusted and yellow, pistillate female flowers are yellow-green
Fruit
Cone: solitary or in clusters, 2 to 3 inches long by 2 inches wide, scales often with prickle, shiny yellow-brown, persist for 2 years
Light
Full sun
Soil
Adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Tolerant of salt spray
  • Fairly tolerant of heat, pollution and urban conditions
Problems
Zimmerman moth, shoot borer, sphaeropsis blight, pine nematode, Diplodia tip blight, lophodermium needle cast, wood rots, European pine sawfly
Varieties
  • Hornibrookiana - dwarf, 2 feet tall by 6 feet wide
  • Pyramidalis - narrow, pyramidal form, long 4 to 5 inch bluish-green needles

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