Pinus nigra var. Maritima (Corsican Pine)
Familiar pine in Southern England, especially on poor sandy soil and by the seaside.
Hardiness level Green
Familiar pine in Southern England, especially on poor sandy soil and by the seaside. Tough as old boots and long lived. 20ft after 15 years. It needs reasonably well drained soil and looks best when given plenty of light and space. Excellent salt resistance for coastal planting. 'By seed'
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.