Common name: Austrian pine
Mature height: 15 to 25 meters
Hardiness: -20 ° C
Plant type: ornamental tree
Flower color: –
Type of soil: sandy, rocky
Use: isolated, clump, container, bonsai
Diseases and pests: Pine weevils, bark beetles, Pine beetles, Bombyx, Pine processionaries, Rusts
Seed conservation: 3 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)
Beautiful species with a pyramidal shape, becoming ovoid with age. It is decorative by its dense, dark green foliage: the needles of about ten centimeters, are grouped in pairs.
In spring, the Austrian black pine is spectacular: its young shoots erect on the branches are reminiscent of candles on a Christmas tree.
It can be planted in isolation but it is most often planted in small groups. Supporting pruning very well, it is a subject selected by bonsai enthusiasts. It can be worked in pots or in the ground to create a giant bonsai.