Black Pine is a gorgeous variety of pine that features a long straight trunk, topped with an airy crest of beautiful red needle-like foliage. Its pollinating cones appear in mid-summer. It is a fast-growing tree that requires full sun.
The Black Pine can live for hundreds of years, making it a perfect plant for familial estates. It provides a nesting habitat for many birds and is an exceptional companion to Scots Pine. It is extremely tolerant of cold temperatures and is often utilized in the United States as an ornamental tree along streets and in municipal parks. It is resistant to salt, and when planted in dense, staggered rows, makes a functional and beautiful windbreak.
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