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Austrian Pine

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Austrian Pine

Pinus nigra
Size: 7′, balled & burlapped (b&b)
40-60 feet high x 30-40 feet wide
Pyramidal shape
Zone 3
Full Sun

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Austrian Pine is natively found in western Europe extending to Asia Minor and named for the country of Austria, and is a cousin to our native Ponderosa Pine, except it has denser foliage which makes it a champion in the windbreak or as a large screen. Early in its life, the Austrian Pine will have branching right to the ground. As it matures it will lose these branches, exposing the thick plated brown bark. Tolerant of most soil types except soggy clay.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.
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