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Austrian Pines
Catalogue A# 0098-113 PL19
GPS 45D 43' 60" N / 108D 37' 3" W

Pinus nigra

Family: Pinaceae

Origin: Europe,Austria to central Italy to the Balkans

Common name: Austrian Pine

Location: Old Pond throughout area

Number in accession: Multiple

Note: Thriving throughout arboretum

​This 32 inch Austrian pine provides overall benefits of: $75 every year. 

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Evergreen (foliage year-round)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Screen, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 50-60 feet
Mature Width: 20-40 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Dry soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Tolerant
        Ornamental Interest: Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Pyramidal
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: No

CRITIQUE

Due to susceptibility to many diseases and pests, Austrian pines are not recommended for planting anywhere in the Midwest and usually require removal and/or replacement. Species seems to thrive well in Yellowstone County.

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