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Austrian Pine

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Evergreen, bare-root

Zones:  4-7

Soil Type:  Clay, Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height & Width:  40-60' Height and 20-40' Spread

Growth Rate:  Moderate/Fast - 12-24+" per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Dry to average soils

Plant Characteristics

Austrian Pine

Pinus nigra

The Austrian Pine is a tough and reliable conifer that tolerates most soil conditions. The color is a dark green and its needles are longer than most - about 4 inches in length. This pine makes a good windbreak or privacy screen and develops an interesting, rugged and irregular trunk as it matures. This conifer withstands heat and drought very well and is mostly deer resistant. Also makes a great choice for urban and seaside areas as it tolerates city smog and salt spray very well.

The Austrian Pine is very ornamental, featuring thick, dark gray bark that is rough and furrowed.  The evergreen needles are 3.5 to 6 inches in length and its cones are 2 to 3 inches long and a little over an inch in width.  Makes a great ornamental in the landscape and provides shelter to wildlife when planted in large quantities. 

Common Uses:

  • Evergreen
  • Ornamental
  • Windbreak
  • Living Snow Fence
  • Privacy Screen
  • Shelter for Wildlife

Many birds including owls enjoy using these large pine trees for nesting, roosting and general shelter. Makes good winter cover for many types of birds which also eat the seeds that it produces. Squirrels also enjoy the seeds that are produced by this conifer. Deer will bed down in areas that are protected with Austrian Pines.

Product Questions

Can you tell me specifically what species of Austrian Pine these are? I have found many names under Pinus Nigra, for example: Sycow, Green Tower, Walter to name a few, and their shape varies. What kind are you selling here? Thank you.
Question by: Deborah Wirth on May 23, 2021, 9:31 AM
Our Pinus nigra is not a sub-species. It is plain, unaltered Pinus nigra.
Answer by: Chief River Nursery on May 27, 2021, 1:38 PM