Pinus nigra 'Oregon Green' / Oregon Green Austrian pine
Pinus nigra'Oregon Green' is a popular tree used as street trees and home landscaping. It is a robust, large selection of Austrian pine with asymmetrical branching holding glossy, dark-green needles that are held somewhat tightly against the branch. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 feet (3 m) tall and 6 feet (2 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 1 foot (30 cm) or more.
This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 1990s at Van Meter and Son Nursery, Boring, Oregon, USA. The cultivars, Pinus nigra 'Oregon Jade' and 'Select Green' are considered by be synonyms of this plant.
Pinus nigra 'Oregon Green' — a young specimen in a private garden in Petaluma, California.
Photo by Janica LeCocq