Tree Detail

Pinus nigra


Pine, Austrian

Pinus nigra   "Cimmaron"

Category: evergreen tree   Size: large

Mature Size: 30 - 60 ft x 20 - 40 ft.

Zone: To zone 3   Growth Rate: moderate to fast

Foliage: dark green, stiff needles, 5-6" long in bundles of

Elevation (if known): To 10,000'

Water: Medium.

Soil : Will grow in clay and sandy soils and tolerates poor soil better than spruces or firs. It tolerates alkaline conditions.

Sun: Best to transplant in spring to early summer. Avoid late fall planting. Full sun is best.

Comments: Very hardy. Prune in mid-to late spring to maintain height and spread. Beautiful fluffy trees. Withstands dry, windy conditions better than white pine. Once established, can endure drought conditions.

Warnings: Avoid overwatering and over fertilizing. Winter browning -- avoid planting in unprotected, full sun locations.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions: only for spaces that can accommodate a large tree.

CO/NM native? no   Native to:

Known Locations: Many in Alamosa

Information Sources: Rky Mtn Gardener's Guide; Little Valley Whole Sales Nursery; Salida, CO, Tree Guide