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Pinus nigra ‘Green Tower’ (Austrian Pine)

Austrian Pine 'Green Tower', Black Pine 'Green Tower', Calabrian Pine 'Green Tower', Corsican Pine 'Green Tower', Larch Pine 'Green Tower', European Black Pine 'Green Tower'

Pinus nigra 'Green Tower', Austrian Pine 'Green Tower', Black Pine 'Green Tower', Calabrian Pine 'Green Tower', Corsican Pine 'Green Tower', Larch Pine 'Green Tower', European Black Pine 'Green Tower', Evergreen Conifer, Evergreen Shrub, Conifer,European Black Pine

A bold exclamation mark in the landscape, Pinus nigra ‘Green Tower’ (Austrian Pine) is a sturdy evergreen conifer of columnar habit, adorned with the lush foliage of rich, dark green needles. Borne in bundles of two, they persist for 4-7 years on the tree. Slow-growing, 4-6 in. per year (10-15 cm), this lovely narrow Austrian Pine is perfect for tight spaces and small gardens. Makes an excellent specimen, screen, or windbreak.

  • Grows up to 8 ft. tall (240 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm) after 10 years.
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates clay soils, urban pollution, salt, and drought once established. Thrives better than other pines in chalky soils.
  • Perfect for coastal gardens, cottage gardens, hedges, and windbreaks.
  • Watch for aphids, adelgids, sawflies, and pine shoot moths. Easy to grow, easy to care for, and rarely browsed by deer.
  • No pruning required.
  • Native to Southern and Eastern Europe.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 4 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Pinus
Common names Austrian Pine, Black Pine, Pine
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' - 8'
(180cm - 240cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 4 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Pinus
Common names Austrian Pine, Black Pine, Pine
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' - 8'
(180cm - 240cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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