Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Austrian Pine

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Scientific Name: Pinus nigra Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Pine
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 40-50'
  • Bloom Color: Not Applicable
  • Habit: Pyramidal becoming Flat-Topped
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    An attractive pine with long dark green needles. Widespread use due to its adaptability has lead to frequent disease and insect problems.

  • Pruning:

    Pine, spruce and fir trees should not be pruned as they are most beautiful when allowed to develop their natural form. It is also important to locate these trees on a site with adequate space so that pruning will not be required to keep them from crowding buildings, walkways, etc.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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