• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Pinus nigra subsp. laricio

Corsican pine

Corsican pine

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Corsican pine

  • Synonyms Pinus corsicana hort.
    Pinus nigra subsp. maritima

    Pinus nigra var. calabrica
    Pinus nigra var. corsicana

    see more
  • Genus 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

  • Family Pinaceae / Pinaceae

  • Details 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

  • Plant range Corsica Sicily

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    wider than 8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained soil. Suitable for woodland

Propagation Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Coastal

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, sawflies/sawfly and pine shoot moth

Diseases May be subject to pine needle cast

Advertise here

Did you find the information you were looking for?

RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.

Join the RHS now