Austrian Pine

Pinus nigra Pinaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution

Austria to Cent. Italy, Greece, and Yugoslavia


Cornell Class of 1923 Flowering Tree Collection, Urban Tree Collection

Source of plant

US National Arboretum, Princeton Nurseries, Moses Nurseries, Weston Nurseries, W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, Edgewood Nursery


Densely pyramidal when young, becoming a large, broad, flat-topped tree with a rough, short trunk and low, stout, spreading branches. Plants reach 50' to 60' in height, 20' to 40' in width; can atain 100' inheight. Bark with dark brown furrows, usually with gray or gray-brown mottled ridges.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

winter interest, notable texture, bark