- In spring, the new foliage emerges a bright green before fading into a more dense and dark green
- Cones full of seeds are produced in late summer into early fall and provide a small feast for birds
- Sturdy growth allows this tree to excel as a windbreak, creates a stunning privacy screen, or specimen tree
- Fast growing and extremely tough
- Hand selected fresh from our grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
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- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Mature Height: 50-60' tall
- Mature Width: 20-40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 30-40' apart
Why plant Austrian Pine?
So handsome—and fast-growing! Austrian Pine, a.k.a. European Black Pine, quickly becomes a striking specimen, with thick bunches of dark green needles, a picturesque habit, and bold, blocky bark. You won’t have to wait long for it to make an impact in your landscape. This sturdy evergreen tree stands up strong against the elements, too, shedding ice and snow with ease, surviving drought, enduring fierce winds (and making a good windbreak), and tolerating salt spray. That last attribute makes it a good candidate for planting by the seashore or next to roads that are salted in the winter. Beautiful in all seasons.
As you may guess from the name, Austrian Pine is a European species. Its natural range extends from Austria to the Mediterranean region to the south and east. The tree has been grown in the U.S. since the 1800s, when European immigrants brought seeds and starts of the familiar conifer with them. It is a common sight in the Midwest because of its value as a windbreak. After the Dustbowl of the 1930s, Austrian Pine was planted extensively in the Midwest to prevent further erosion and help heal the land.
How to use Austrian Pine in the landscape?
That bark! Austrian Pine has some of the most magnificent bark of any Pine species. At maturity, dark fissures develop alongside pale-colored plates. The contrast is quite eye-catching and makes it easy to identify this tree even from a distance.
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
How To Plant Austrian Pine
Austrian Pine is not fussy about soil and will grow in clay or just about any type of soil as long as it doesn’t stay too wet. One thing this tree does absolutely require is full sun. It will not tolerate any amount of shade. It also struggles in the heat and humidity of the Deep South and should not be planted there as a long-term feature. A fungus known as tip blight has proven to be very damaging to Austrian Pine in some parts of the eastern U.S. You can check with your local extension service to find out if tip blight is a problem in your area.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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