Genus 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.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Pinus nigra ‘Richard' is a variety of black pine with a compact, columnar habit, green needles and slow growing. After 10 years of growing up to approx. 1.2 m high and 0.4 m wide. Very hardy. Prefers a sunny site.
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: 1.2m. Ultimate Spread: 0.4m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.