[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, with a spread of up to 40 feet. It is one of the hardiest of evergreens, able to thrive in occasionally very dry conditions. However, when first planted this species needs water just as much as any other. Austrian Pine are fast growing [we’ve seen 2ft per year] and are amazingly adaptive, tolerant of wind, temperatures of 20 below zero, mild road salt, air pollution, mildly alkaline soils, drought and hot weather.
DISCONTINUED in this size, see Austrian Pine seedlings
Although the name obviously means they are not native to the United States, the many remarkable characteristics of Austrian Pine 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.
A Very Adaptive Conifer
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 thrive in full sun, but also do well in partial shade, and grow in sandy, well-drained soils as well as heavy clay.
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.
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Austrian Pine plug transplants: 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 2023]
--- Austrian Pine transplants [discontinued]
--- Austrian Pine plug seedlings [sold out till Fall 2023 or later]
• Comparable alternative species: Eastern White Pine, Ponderosa Pine, and Red Pine. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT in this species in this size, see options above. Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size. You may also request a custom invoice to reserve these trees in your name for a later ship date. Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $47.00 (5 evergreen plug transplants)
10-pack for $72.00 (10 evergreen plug transplants)
25-pack for $155.00 (25 evergreen plug transplants)
50-pack for $274.00 (50 evergreen plug transplants plus a free auger)