Pinus nigra Austriaca, native to Austria and the Balkans and also known as Austrian Pine or European Black Pine, is a tough evergreen plant grows well in a wide range of conditions. It is ideal for screening and windbreaks and is tolerant of urban, coastal and exposed environments. When young it has a conical form and a strong growth rate. With age, the growth slows and the form of the tree broadens and becomes more irregular. Eventually it will reach approximately 25-30m in height.