Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Forms a compact, dense mound 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Compact Habit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Forms a compact, dense mound 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Does not flower
Design IdeasSmall shrubby pines make valuable plants for difficult sites. Use as evergreen foundation planting. Well suited to shrub borders, along fence lines and in plantings that divide properties. In smaller hedges will help divert snow drift and drying winds damaging to less rugged planting. An excellent plant for pruning into creative shapes for the season and attractive under snow. Add to Asian gardens or integrate into wild and quasi-native landscapes for problem solving with a naturalized appearance.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This species of Austrian pine was one of the first trees to be imported to the American colonies in 1759. It was put to good use as a conservation species to stabilize the Nebraska Sandhills in 1891. Testing went on at the Bruner plantation, Holt County By 1909 it was planted in the Nebraska National Forest. This tree became well used by prairie homesteaders in windbreaks and shelterbelts to control dust and blowing snow.
Lore:
Black pine is native to a large range of Northern African Atlas Mountains to Asia Minor and Eastern Europe. Its tolerance of poor, sandy and dry soils has led to its planting in a wide variety of conservation situations.