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Pinus nigra 50-60cm

Pinus nigra 50-60cm

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Product Description

Pinus nigra, commonly known as Austrian Pine or Black Pine, is a robust and adaptable evergreen conifer tree native to Europe and Asia. This tree is celebrated for its hardiness, attractive appearance, and versatility in various landscaping applications, making it a popular choice among homeowners and landscape designers.

Austrian Pine is characterized by its striking, dark green needles, which are arranged in pairs and can range from 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 cm) in length. The bark of mature trees is deeply furrowed and often displays a dark, blackish-gray color, contributing to its common name. This conifer produces cylindrical cones that are usually brown and can grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) long. Austrian Pines typically have a pyramidal to broadly oval shape when young, but as they mature, they develop a more rounded and dense crown. These trees can reach heights of 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 meters) or more.

Cultivation:

  1. Sunlight: Austrian Pine thrives in full sun and prefers at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. It can tolerate some shade but will not grow as vigorously or maintain its shape as well in shaded conditions.

  2. Climate: This pine tree is hardy and can tolerate a range of climates, including cold winters and hot summers. It is well-suited to USDA hardiness zones 4 to 7. In regions with extreme cold, provide protection from drying winter winds.

  3. Soil: Plant Austrian Pines in well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. They are adaptable to various soil types, including loam, clay, and sandy soils, as long as there is good drainage.

  4. Watering: Young Austrian Pine trees benefit from regular watering to establish strong root systems. After establishment, they are relatively drought-tolerant and require less frequent watering. Water deeply when necessary, especially during hot and dry spells.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed competition. Keep the mulch away from the tree trunk to prevent rot.

  6. Fertilization: While Austrian Pines are not heavy feeders, you can apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in the spring to encourage healthy growth. Avoid excessive fertilization, as it can lead to excessive foliage at the expense of overall tree health.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Austrian Pine as needed to remove dead or diseased branches and maintain its shape. Avoid excessive pruning, especially of the central leader, as it can affect the tree's natural growth habit.

  8. Pests and Diseases: These trees are generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, they can occasionally be affected by pine bark beetles or scale insects. Monitor for any issues and address them promptly.

  9. Wind Protection: In areas with strong winds, young Austrian Pine trees may benefit from windbreaks or shelters to protect them from excessive wind damage and desiccation.

  10. Propagation: Austrian Pines can be propagated from seeds, but it's important to note that they have a long juvenile period before they produce cones. Therefore, most trees in cultivation are grown from nursery stock or cuttings.

Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) is a handsome and resilient evergreen tree that adds a touch of elegance and structure to landscapes. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and become a valuable asset to your outdoor environment.

 

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description

PLANTS WILL BE SENT BARE ROOTS WITH NO SOIL AND POT

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Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 50-60cm

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