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Bambino Dwarf Austrian Pine

Pinus nigra 'Bambino'

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Bambino Dwarf Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra 'Bambino') at GardenWorks

Bambino Dwarf Austrian Pine foliage

Bambino Dwarf Austrian Pine foliage

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  European Black Pine

Description:

A beautiful, tight, rounded evergreen with a mounded habit; very dwarf and very slow growing, with long thin needles; a wonderful accent plant for borders or framing walkways, makes an impressive green focal point in the winter months

Ornamental Features

Bambino Dwarf Austrian Pine has green foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bambino Dwarf Austrian Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bambino Dwarf Austrian Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Bambino Dwarf Austrian Pine will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.