[a.k.a. Black Pine]
Austrian Pine feature very long, dark green needles and can reach a height of up to well over 60 feet at maturity, with a spread of up to 40 feet.
Austrian Pine plug seedlings for sale, approx 4-8″ tall [click to enlarge]
One of the hardiest of pines, Austrians are able to thrive in occasionally very dry conditions and slightly alkaline soils, quite uncommon for an evergreen. Austrian Pine are fast growing [we’ve seen 2ft per year] and amazingly adaptive, tolerant of wind, temperatures of 20 below zero, mild road salt, air pollution, drought and hot weather. Although officially rated to grow as far south as zone 7, they can often be successfully grown into zone 8 once properly established. Austrian Pine plug seedlings thrive in full sun, but also do well in partial shade, and grow in sandy, well-drained soils as well as heavy clay. However, when first planted this species needs water just as much as any other.
Young Austrian Pine will retain lower branches and foliage, but these will often die off as they reach mature height. They therefore should be mixed with other species if you are planting for privacy or windbreak.
Although the name obviously means they are not native to the United States, the many remarkable characteristics of Austrian Pine plug seedlings make them a popular evergreen tree with a wide range of uses: landscaping, along roads and in urban environments [salt spray and salt runoff], as Christmas trees, privacy screens and wildlife habitat.
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Austrian Pine plug seedlings: characteristics and options• prefers hardiness zones 3-7
• prefers full sun, does ok in partial shade
• mature height and spread: 60ft high, 20-40ft spread
• prefers sandy well draining soils, does OK in a wide range of soils such as clay and alkaline soils, even road salt runoff
• Wikipedia detailed info on Pinus nigra
• Austrian Pine Sizes and Availability:
--- Austrian Pine seedlings [sold out till Fall 2019]
--- Austrian Pine transplants [discontinued in this size]
--- Austrian Pine plug seedlings [now shipping]
--- Austrian Pine plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2019]
--- Austrian Pine conservation grade plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2019]
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• Comparable alternative species: Eastern White Pine, Ponderosa Pine, and Red Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
These specific evergreen plugs are available and shipping now. If you’d like to delay shipment to later on in Spring 2019, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping ends for these plug seedlings by mid-June 2019.
Plug seedlings are shipped in bundles, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut pendants for all sizes of plug seedlings and plug transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.