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Austrian Pine

Pinus Nigra

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Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors
(hardy down to -20℉)



Growing Zones 4-8 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

25-30 Ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Pinus Nigra

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

The Nation's toughest privacy tree

The Austrian Pine or ‘European Black Pine’ is the top choice for privacy trees in urban areas because it has a high tolerance for pollution and smog. Its foliage will grow together to create a solid living wall that filters out pollutants and cleans the air.

When planted as stand-alone trees or in rows Austrian Pines reach heights of 40 to 60 feet tall, growing large enough to block your neighbor’s view of your home while adding beauty to the landscape.

They have been tested in the country’s windiest areas only to thrive. Austrian Pines will act as a windscreen to protect your home and other more sensitive plants from being hit by powerful winds.

Low maintenance Austrian Pines grow where other trees can’t because they are drought tolerant and will adapt to a variety of poor soils ranging from sandy soils to soils that are heavy in clay.

With a high salt tolerance they will flourish near the coast and in northern areas where salt sprays are commonly used in the winter

A number of Austrian Pines were planted during the dust bowl because they are one of the only varieties that could handle the dry, windy conditions and nutrient depleted soil.

By being cold hardy to growing zone four Austrian Pines aren’t bothered by harsh winters. They don’t mind frigid temperatures that drop below freezing and stand up to heavy layers of ice and snow





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Great trees, great Company!
Arrived in great condition, one of the five pines had some issues with the top sprigs however with out requesting a replacement Fast Growing Trees sent a replacement that arrived in perfect condition! Thank y'all so much and I have ordered more trees from you.
June 14, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
So far so good!
We just planted these a few weeks ago so it's a little early to tell for sure but I think we're going to be very happy. The trees arrived very well packed and in good condition...so far so good!
May 18, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
6

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Austrian Pine


Austrian Pine Planting Diretions

The Austrian Pine Tree (or “Pinus Nigra”) is commonly referred to as the toughest of the European pines. The pine is very durable in even the most adverse of conditions with a dense, darker green crown to it. The pine will perform best in growing zones 4 through 8 and is considered one of the more fast growers of the pine family growing around 12 to 24 inches each year. It is drought tolerant, widely adaptable to many soil types, will reach a mature height of about 40 to 60 feet and a width of 25 to 30 feet wide. The Austrian pine is widely used as windbreaks and border rows.

 

Choosing a location: Be sure that the location you plan to plant your tree drains well and will receive full sun which means at least six hours of direct sun each day. This particular pine can tolerate clay or sandy soils and overly alkaline pH levels but will do fine in ordinary soil as well. The best growth can be achieved when the soil is nicely fertile, well draining and evenly moistened.

Planting directions: Keep the pine’s maturity height and width in mind when it comes to selecting the location you’d like to plant. Avoid planting under power lines.

1) Make your planting site hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) Gently remove the tree from its container by lightly tapping the edges to help free it up from the pot. Gently comb the root ball with your hands to help free up the roots.
3) Mix some compost in with your native soil. A wheelbarrow is handy for amending native soil with other amendments and will make for easy backfilling.
4) Keep the tree straight and tamp the soil down as you fill the hole to prevent any air pockets from forming and water the planting site when finished to settle the soil.
5) Spread a nice layer of mulch around to keep grass and weeds at bay. Make sure not to let it touch the trunk or it could promote fungus and rot.

Watering: Like most other pine trees the Austrian Pine will benefit from a weekly watering schedule until it has become more established. After settled, the natural rainfall should be enough for the tree but during extended hot periods and prolonged drought it may still need the occasional watering.

Pruning: During the dormancy period (late winter to early spring) is the best time to do any type of pruning to your Austrian Pine. Be sure to remove any damaged, diseased looking or dead branches away from the tree. A common mistake when it comes to pruning is feeling there is a need to remove lower hanging branches. The pine relies on these in times of wind or snowfall for overall strength. If you want to avoid pruning, just be sure to allot the tree the necessary space it needs as it matures.

Fertilizing: Austrian Pines do not typically require fertilizing although they may benefit from some evergreen fertilizer spikes in the first few years. This will also enhance the growth rate of the tree a bit more. (This is completely optional)

Austrian Pines are native to northern Italy, Austria and former Yugoslavia. They also have quite a good rapport when it comes to their history in the United States. Widespread planting of the pines was done during the great depression to cut back on the spreading of dust as they are great wind breakers and extremely drought tolerant. Over 200 million of the pines were planted as part of the “Great Dust Bowl Shelterbelt” project and the pine has thrived in the worst of soil conditions for over 200 years! For some of the most rugged and rough soils, the Austrian Pine will definitely not disappoint.

Planting & Care

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I am always looking for a hardy plant that will withstand our tough high desert conditions. I believe this will be a winner as it also takes on the battle with different soil types. I believe buying the organic soil mix will also give my tree a great start. As it begins to grow I will most likely buy more as I love the looks of evergreens!
Margaret-Ann B on Jun 29, 2018
To late for eastern white pine so the next best was this pine.
CJ O on Mar 12, 2018
I am always looking for a hardy plant that will withstand our tough high desert conditions. I believe this will be a winner as it also takes on the battle with different soil types. I believe buying the organic soil mix will also give my tree a great start. As it begins to grow I will most likely buy more as I love the looks of evergreens!
Margaret-Ann B on Jun 29, 2018
I will use this as a second row for the wind break
A M on Apr 19, 2018
To late for eastern white pine so the next best was this pine.
CJ O on Mar 12, 2018
have seen them in Austria, beautiful
bwb c on Jun 4, 2017
Create Windscreen and snow fence
Ken T on May 19, 2017
I grew up in Monterey, CA, basically in a pine tree forest. I chose these because they are hardy, smell good, fast growing, can tolerate my clay soil whether wet or dry, and they live forever.
James B on Apr 4, 2017
We have two rows of Austrian Pine for a windbreak, and there are a couple of blank spots.
Mark N on Apr 3, 2017
I need this one for privacy 🙂
Valentina B on Mar 23, 2017
I love it when it grow beautifully
Quang P on Oct 17, 2016
Screen, appearance and hardy
Stephen S on Oct 3, 2016
drought tolrance
John R B on Oct 1, 2016
I will use this as a second row for the wind break
A M on Apr 19, 2018
have seen them in Austria, beautiful
bwb c on Jun 4, 2017
Can you prune them at a certain height to keep them more compact?
Eddie S on Apr 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can prune them since Pine trees can grow to be extremely tall if you don't keep them trimmed.
how far apart do you plant them for privacy? what are their life spans? thanks.
Judy C on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not plant them closer than 10 feet apart. Pines need a little more spacing then the Arborvitae and the Cypresses.
How fast do they grow?
Don B on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They will grow 2-3 feet per year.
Can Austrian Pines be planted next to a sidewalk as a street Tree?
Wendy v on Feb 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I see them all over Wichita, KS along sidewalks and major streets and they look great. They are hardy.

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