Pinus nigra 'Green Tower’
European Black Pine
Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Pinus nigra 'Green Tower’ has a narrow upright columnar shape with shiny dark green needles. The plant branches well and after 10 years, is about 140cm high and 45cm wide. Good growth at the fall at the ends of the branches located on top buds. These are grey and white coloured teardrop. Relatively slender growth habit.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Dark green needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 1.4m.
Ultimate Spread: 0.4m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.