Brepo® Austrian Pine
Brepo® Austrian Pine
Pinus nigra 'Pierrick Bregeon'Item #8650 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Attractive and easy to care for, this dense shrub maintains its rich green color year-round and its spherical form with no trimming. Withstands heavy wind without browning of the needles. Excellent for containers or in the ground. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Forms a compact, dense mound 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
- DetailPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Forms a compact, dense mound 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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.