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Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Pinus
                        Specie: nigra

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 120 ft (36 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Silvery gray to black bark; stiff needles; light brown cones

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Conifer gardens Windbreaks Timber tree

Zones: 4-9

Description: This is an extremely variable species, naturally occurring in southern Europe, particularly countries that fringe the Mediterranean and Black Seas. A tall tree with a straight central trunk that is sometimes silvery gray, it grows to 120 ft (36 m) or more

Growth Habit: Flattened crown

Comments: Hornibrookiana' is a dwarf cultivar

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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