Oregon Green Austrian Pine
Pinus nigra 'Oregon Green'
|Description||Deep, glossy, rich green, stiff needles densely spaced and curved against the branches give the appearance of large pipe cleaners. The unique, more open form with asymmetrical branching creates a striking landscape specimen. In the spring there is a firework explosion of pearly white candles that come out in clusters. Evergreen.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderately slow growing; reaches 18 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide at maturity.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||This small to medium sized tree can be used as a stand alone specimen or for a wooded expanse. It is loved by a variety of birds that nest in its dense branches.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Winterberry (Ilex); Switch Grass (Panicum); Dogwood (Cornus); Barberry (Berberis)|
|Care||Thrives in deep, average, well-drained, sandy or gravelly loams, but highly adaptable to a wide range, except soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates occasional, moderate drought. Fertilize in early spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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