Pinus nigra

  • Other common names Austrian pine
    black pine
    Calabrian pine
    Corsican pine
    larch pine
  • Family Pinaceae
  • Genus Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years
  • Details P. nigra is a large evergreen tree developing an irregular, dense crown with age. Leaves dark green, paired, to 12cm in length. Cones ovoid, pale brown when mature
  • Plant range SE Europe


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained soil. See Trees: buying and planting specimens

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be attacked by adelgids, conifer aphid species, pine sawfly and pine shoot moth

Diseases May be subject to various needle cast diseases