|Botanical Name||Pinus nigra|
|Common Name||Austrian Pine|
|Accessibility||Access requires permission|
|Notes||Most of the pines in this garden are Monterey Pines. This one is different, the crown is more horizontal, the cones are smaller and, most importantly, the needles are in twos. Superficially it looks like a Scots Pine, the bark is the right colour and the needles are in twos, but they are much too long and straight, it is a variety of Black Pine from Austria. Compare the small cones with the fist-sized ones retained on the Monterey Pines.|
More about Red Pines in general if you click here.