Pinus nigra is a large evergreen tree developing an irregular, dense crown with age. Leaves dark green, paired, to 18cm in length. Cones ovoid, pale brown when mature. There are several different sub species including Corsican Pine (Pinus nigra subsp. laricio) and Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra subsp. nigra)
Usually found in plantations or as ornamental trees in parks and gardens.
All year round.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Locally frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 59 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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