Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium, 35-50' after 20-30 yearsMature Height - 50-60'Mature Width - 20-40'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Male flowers clustered and yellow; female flowers yellow-greenFruit - Solitary or in clusters, sub-sessile, ovoid, conical, 2-3" long, 1-1.25" wide before opening, tawny-yellow initially, becoming brown, scales about 1" long, transversely keeled near the apex which often ends in a more or less persistent prickleLeaf - Fall Color - Lustrous dark greenBark - Dark brown furrows, usually with gray or gray-brown mottled, flattened ridges, quite attractive, one of the handsomest pines for barkOther Features - An adaptable species with very stiff needles making good specimen, screen or windbreak; can also be used for mass planting; develops its real character in old age when the branches become umbelliformly spreading and the bark colors develop fullyPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - A very hardy tree that withstands city conditions better than other pines; very tolerant of soils, if moist; will stand some dryness and exposure; resists heat and drought; will succeed in fairly heavy clay and alkaline soils; tolerates seaside conditionsNative Habitat - Native of Europe, from Austria to central Italy, Greece and Yugoslavia. Introduced 1759.Diseases and Insects - Has exhibited severe dieback in Midwestern and eastern states; the dieback as been attributed to Diplodia tip blight; also pine nematodes which are transmitted by a beetle can plug up the vascular system and an entire plant may die in a single seasonStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Pine.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Pinus.- Other plants of the species Pinus nigra.