Common Name: Austrian Pine
Entry Author: Jeff Chichester.
Description: A large pyramidal shape with upward bending branches toward the top of the tree, giving the appearance of a flattened top.
Needles: 4 to 6 inches in length, flexible with dark green needles in bundles of two.
Cones: The cones are ovoid in shape and grow up to 2 to 3 inches in length.
Bark: Gray to brown color, thick, and scaly-plated. The bark becomes deeply fissured as the tree matures.
Height: 50 to 70 feet.
Range: Mountains of the Northeastern Mediterranean region of Europe.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide:
Uses (Human): Widely used ornamentally, and as shelterbelts in forestry.
Comments: This tree is very pollution tolerant.
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn.
Dendrology at Virginia Tech
University of Connecticut Plant Database
This page was created by: Jeff Chichester,
Northampton Community College, and Keith Rice, Muhlenberg College.
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Last updated 03/16/05