Austrian Pine plug seedlings 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]
Austrians are one of the hardiest of pines, 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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Watch how to plant evergreen seedling plugs faster and with less effort than any other type of “bare root” evergreen tree. With just a cordless drill, a garden cart or wheelbarrow, a 5 gallon bucket of water, and any old/dull/rusty 1 inch drill bit you have lying around, you can realistically plant one plug seedling per minute. Your back will thank us later 🙂
These specific plug seedlings are available and shipping now. If you’d like to delay shipment, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific evergreen trees pauses in mid-December 2018 and resumes in mid-January 2019, and continues through the end of May 2019 or till sold out.
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.