Botanical Name:Pinus nigra
Common Name:Austrian pine
Family Name:Pinaceae – pine family
General Description:Pinus nigra is a large evergreen tree. Tolerant of urban conditions, Austrian pine was frequently planted in the residential and commercial landscape. However, its susceptibility to Diplodia tip blight limits its use today. Native to Europe, a naturalized stand of Pinus nigra has been documented at Illinois State Beach in Lake County Illinois.
Resources Consulted:Davis, Becke. "ILCA Presents-Pines: A Perpetual Favorite." Landscape Contractor May 2003: 29-33. Print.
Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes, 2009. Print.
"The PLANTS Database." USDA, NRCS. National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA, 2014. Web. 23 Jan. 2014.
Swink, Floyd, and Gerould Wilhelm. Plants of the Chicago Region. Indianapolis: Indiana Academy of Science, 1994. Print.
Creator:Julia Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Professor, College of DuPage
Keywords/Tags:Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Pinus nigra, Austrian pine