Pinus nigra - Austrian Pine
Spread: 25-40’ (pyramidal, broader in maturity)
Foliage: 3-5” in length, dark green, somewhat stiff
Hardiness: 3b-7 (Central and southern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska).
Growth Rate: Medium
Common Ailments: Needle blight, tip blight, the Yugoslavian seed source is considered superior to most needle diseases.
Seed: Produces a 3” brown cone, egg shaped. Seed source is Yugoslavia.
Preferred Soil: ph 5.5-7, moderate to good adaptability
Attributes: More tolerant then most pines of salt, wind, alkaline soil, or smoggy city conditions. It retains a dense upper growth habit as it matures and produces a scaly ridged bark.