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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Pinus nigra var. austriaca Pinus austriaca
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
A large, fast-growing, evergreen conifer initially pyramidal in shape, with branches down to the ground, later developing a wide crown and bare trunk with deeply fissured, dark grey bark. Needles are dark green, pointed and fairly stiff, in pairs. Small, yellow flowers are followed by dark green, pointed cones, maturing to light brown
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil, in full sun. Tolerates poor, dry soil and salt wind
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Low Maintenance
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be suceptible to adelgids, conifer aphid species, pine sawfly and pine shoot moth
May be susceptible to various needlecast diseases
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