Austrian Pine

Pinus nigra

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Evergreen Tree
Plant Family: Pinaceae
Plant Description: Evergreen domed tree with dense, spreading branches. Has thick, irregular dark brown or black bark and dense, straight, dark green needles that are 3-6 inches long, borne in pairs. Bears long, yellow-brown female cones that mature in September to November. Requires full sun and well drained soil.


Maintenance Type: Tree - Evergreen
Plant Care: Tree - Evergreen (single-stemmed woody plants that keep their leaves during winter): Light pruning is required to maintain desired shape and to avoid branching problems such as double-leader stems. Evergreen trees can be difficult to establish. Adequate winter moisture is critical for the first 2-3 years until the roots establish. If there is a dry winter check the root ball with your finger for moisture before watering. Monitor for pests and diseases.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 50-80' tall x 25-40' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: No
Localscapes: Tree, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Dark Green, Green

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Low (1/2" every 10-14 days)
Salt Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Design Path
    • Design Ideas-East
    • Design Ideas-West
  • Neighborhood Landscapes
    • Gathering Area
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter