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Other common names
Pinus corsicana hort. Pinus nigra subsp. maritima
Pinus nigra var. calabrica Pinus nigra var. corsicana
Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years
Pinaceae / Pinaceae
P. nigra subsp. laricio is a large evergreen tree to 40m, with an open crown and slender, dark grey-green needles in pairs. Cones ovoid, pale brown
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Grow in any well-drained soil. Suitable for woodland
Propagate by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
No pruning required
May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, sawflies/sawfly and pine shoot moth
May be subject to pine needle cast
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