Answer: Pinus nigra (Austrian Pine) is medium to fast-growing evergreen, reaching 40 to 60 feet in the landscape, taller on very old specimens. Combined with the dark green needles, the dense habit makes for an outstanding specimen tree. The pyramidal crown which becomes flat-topped and somewhat irregular on older specimens is comprised of thick horizontal branches sweeping horizontally and up as they spread from the trunk. Lower branches are held on the trunk making this a nice, short-trunked specimen or screen plant. Plant it so the lower branches can be left on the trunk to show the true beauty of this Pine. Dark furrowed bark is very attractive, particularly on older trees. It grows in full sun, in average soil to a height of 40 to 60 feet with a spread: 25 to 35 feet. The crown is a symmetrical canopy with a regular (or smooth) outline, and an oval shape.
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