Sometimes referred to as Black Pine or Pinus nigra nigra this tough two needled evergreen was introduced in the mid 1830s.
Its needles are much greener and longer than Scots Pine and its growth more solid giving it a denser habit than our native pine.
Stand behind a maturing Austrian Pine on a windy day and be amazed how the wind is diffused by the needles to calm the air flow.
A first rate choice for coastal areas and exposed windswept sites it thrives even in very chalky soils.
This large evergreen has a pyramidal form but retains its bushy juvenile appearance much longer than Scots Pine.
It is from ancient genera so its toughness is based on a very solid track record.
Mature height: 20m+
Mature spread: 10-15m