Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)

Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) (18026 bytes) Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) is a hardy evergreen, adaptable to many adverse urban conditions and pH soil ranges. It grows 40-60 ft. in height and 25-40 ft. in width and is hardy to zone 3b. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Austrian pine needles (4457 bytes) Needles are dark green and stiff. They are 5-6 inches long and borne in groups of two.
Austrian pine male flower (6483 bytes) Austrian pine female flower  (4470 bytes) Flowers are monoecious. The male flower is yellow-green, and grows in clusters along twigs. Female flowers are oval and yellow to purple in color.
Austrian pine cone (6209 bytes) Cones are 2 to 3 inches long and brown in color. They mature in September to November.
  
Austrian pine bark (4743 bytes) Bark has light gray ridges with brown furrows.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

 

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