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Pinus Nigra Green Rocket or Black Pine Green Rocket
Pinus Nigra Green Rocket, a new variety of Black Pine, is best known for its lovely vivid dark green needles and elegant columnar habit. Fairly compact even when mature, this cultivar can be used for hedging, both in small and large gardens. Pinus Nigra or the Black Pine family originates from the mountains of Southern Europe, North West Africa and Turkey.
The Pinus Nigra family earned its name because of its dark brown, almost black bark, and Black Pine Green Rocket shares that trait with its close relatives. This particular cultivar has a narrow, upright habit that is ideal for hedges and sophisticated borders. The needles are a lovely shade of dark green, long, arranged in pairs. Foliage is stiff and upright with a conspicuous, large bud borne atop it. The russet coloured buds mature to attractive light brown cones.
Robust and undemanding, Black Pine Green Rocket variety will grow in any soil, including sand and clay. For best performance in the garden, this striking conifer should be planted in a well-drained, nutrient-rich soil in full sun. It tolerates both exposed and sheltered locations. However, snow can distort its columnar shape, so in case this cultivar is grown in an exposed spot, tie the branches with a rope to prevent damage from snow heaps.
Thriving even in the severest European climates, Pinus Nigra Green Rocket is fully hardy in the United Kingdom. This conifer is resistant to frost, strong and harsh winds, as well as urban pollution, making it a great choice for coastal and city gardens alike.
With an average growth rate, Black Pine Green Rocket will reach a height of 2 metres with a width of only 50 centimetres, in a period of 10 years. Extremely easy to maintain in great form, this conifer requires no pruning to stay in shape. Routine removal of dead or damaged branches will ensure that the cultivar remains healthy.
Although it is slow gorwing, Pinus Nigra Green Rocket can be used for hedging, where its dense, evergreen foliage provides privacy and serves as a windbreak. Considering it is fairly compact, this conifer can be used in containers, planted in pairs as a front door plant or to add colour and texture to balconies, patios or roof terraces.
Make sure to take a look at other Pinus Nigra varieties we have for sale, including Pinus Nigra Green Tower which is a fastigiate variety, fast growing Pinus Nigra Austriaca and the dwarf varieties Pinus Nigra Pierrick Bregeon and Pinus Nigra Nana. You may also be interested in our hedging plants and plants for evergreen screening.
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