This evergreen is known as a large coniferous tree because it can reach massive heights of up to 180 feet. The bark is a grey-black which in time and with age can peel off. The needles are thin and slender and can easily blow off with heavy winds. The cones will be produced from May to June and can be as long as 11 cm long. This tree is often planted along sidewalks, gardens, woods or camping areas. They produce large amounts of shade because of their massive height. The black pine is often used for paper use or fuel.
Climate Zone: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 60 to 180 feet
Mature Width: 15 to 35 feet
Sunlight: prefers partial shade to full sun
Soil Conditions: rocky, sandy, acidic, loamy, well drained soil
Botanical Name: Pinus Nigra