Pinus nigra

    Alt Name
    Black Pine, Austrian Pine, Corsican Pine

    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)

    Identification difficulty

    Usually found in plantations or as ornamental trees in parks and gardens.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    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

    UK Map