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Pinus nigra 'Komet' - 100-120cm - 15lt

Pinus nigra 'Komet' - 100-120cm - 15lt

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Pinus nigra 'Komet' is a stunning cultivar of the Pinus nigra species, commonly known as the Austrian or Black Pine. This striking ornamental tree stands out due to its striking conical form, fast growth rate, and dense foliage, making it a favorite among gardeners and landscapers alike. Native to Europe and Asia, the Austrian Pine thrives in a variety of environmental conditions, including rocky or sandy soils and urban areas with high levels of pollution.

The 'Komet' variety is characterized by its compact, pyramidal shape and distinct upward-curving branches, which give the tree its celestial namesake. This cultivar can reach heights of up to 30-40 feet (9-12 meters), with a spread of about 15-20 feet (4.5-6 meters). Its attractive form makes it an ideal candidate for use as a specimen tree, a privacy screen, or even as part of a larger garden design.

The foliage of the Pinus nigra 'Komet' is particularly striking, with dark green needles that measure 3-6 inches (7.5-15 cm) in length, arranged in bundles of two. These long, robust needles are accompanied by a dense arrangement of buds, which appear prominently on the tree during the winter months. The tree's bark is also visually interesting, with a rich, dark grey color and a plated or scaly texture that becomes more pronounced as the tree matures.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Pinus nigra 'Komet' boasts a relatively high tolerance to a variety of environmental stressors, including drought, air pollution, and saline soils. This adaptability makes it well-suited for urban landscapes and challenging planting sites. 

When planting Pinus nigra 'Komet', it is essential to select a location with well-drained soil and ample room for the tree to grow to its full height and spread. Although this cultivar is more resistant to pests and diseases than some other conifers, it is still essential to monitor the tree for signs of infestation or illness, such as needle cast or pine wilt. Pruning is generally minimal and should focus on maintaining the tree's overall shape and removing dead or damaged branches.

In conclusion, the Pinus nigra 'Komet' is a magnificent addition to any garden or landscape, offering year-round visual interest with its conical form, dense foliage, and distinctive branching pattern. Its hardiness and adaptability to various environmental conditions make it a popular choice for urban planting and challenging sites, ensuring that this celestial-inspired cultivar continues to shine bright in gardens across the globe.

  • Common Name

    Austrian pine 'Komet'

  • Family

    Pinaceae

  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size

    15

  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    non-flowering

  • Foliage

    long, thin, rich green needles

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

1.5–2.5m

Mature Width

1.5–2.5m

Shape / habit

columnar upright

Preferred Location

Orientation

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period

Flower

non-flowering

Foliage

all year

Fruit

no fruit

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