Autrian Pine - $0

Pinus nigra 'Austriaca'

1 in stock

Family :
Pinaceae
Origin :
Exotic
Hardiness :
4a
Exposition :
Sun
Height at maturity :
18 m
Spread at maturity :
6 m
Spacing requirement from power lines :
5 m
Crown shape :
Pyramidal shape, dense crown, widening and rounding with age.
Roots :
Superficial
Growth rate :
Average
Soil and moisture :
Tolerates very calcareous soils and drought; Loamy, low humidity.
Tolerance to road salts :
High
Tolerance to pollution :
High
Tolerance to salt spray :
High
Tolerance to compaction :
Average
Common problems (disease, fungus, insects) :
Few pathological problems: diplodian canker, burning of the extremities; Few entomological problems: shoot weevil, mealy bugs.
Special comments :
Hardy, low maintenance, fairly pollution tolerant and adapted to urban conditions; Increasingly used; The most salinity tolerant of the pines; Use: Isolated, screen and windbreak, suitable for parks and landscape reforestation.

LEAVES

Needles grouped by 2, rigid and thick, 9 to 16 cm long, persistent for 3 or 4 years, very dense foliage;
Summer : dark green;
Autumn: dark green.

FLOWERS

Males: clusters of staminate flowers, yellow;
Females: cones (pistillas), greenish and pink-purple.

FRUITS

Hanging cones, ovoid, 5 to 12 cm long;
Color: brown-yellow, shiny;
Animal use: squirrels.

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