Austrian pine Pinus nigra subsp. nigra

Austrian pine


A large, fast-growing, evergreen conifer initially pyramidal in shape, with branches down to the ground, later developing a wide crown and bare trunk with deeply fissured, dark grey bark. Needles are dark green, pointed and fairly stiff, in pairs. Small, yellow flowers are followed by dark green, pointed cones, maturing to light brown

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Austrian pine

    • Common names

      Pinus nigra var. austriaca, Pinus austriaca

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Higher than 12 metres

    • Spread

      wider than 8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    group 1

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Drought Resistant Low Maintenance Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring

  • insectPests

    May be suceptible to adelgids, conifer aphid species, pine sawfly and pine shoot moth

  • microbeDiseases

    May be susceptible to various needlecast diseases