Austrian pine Pinaceae Pinus nigra
Leaf:Evergreen needles, 4 to 6 inches long, flexible with two thick, dark green needles per fascicle.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males cylindrical, yellow, in large clusters along twigs; females oval, yellow to purple.
Fruit:Cones are ovoid, 2 to 3 inches long, yellow-brown; umbo is armed with a very short, minute prickle, maturing in the fall.
Twig:Quite stout, brown to gray in color with a large white, ovoid terminal bud.
Bark:Brown to gray, developing gray-brown ridges and dark brown furrows.
Form:A medium sized tree reaching up to 100 feet tall with a very dense crown (needles retained up to 4 years) that eventually develops a flat top.