Pinus Nigra Bambino Gaelle Bregeon Dwarf Austrian Pine
This image displays plant 30-40 cm tall.
Height Excluding Pot:
(0ft 11-1ft 3)
Pot size: 20 Litres
Plant ID: 10093 2
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Pinus Nigra Bambino also known as Pinus Bambino Gaëlle Brégeon or Austrian Pine Bambino Pinus Nigra, more commonly known as the Austrian pine or black pine, is a fast-growing conifer that has many different varieties. Pinus Nigra Bambino is a relatively rare and very small dwarf conifer from the Swiss plantsman Henri Brégeon. It is the least well known of a trio of his black pine (pinus negra) crossed with Pinus Densiflora (Jaapanese Red Pine) hybrids, all of which are patented. The other two are Pinus Nigra Pierrick Bregeon (Brepo) and Pinus Negra Marie Brégeon.
The Gaëlle Brégeon variety or Bambino was selected in 1992. It boasts an even growth habit and a lovely naturally rounded spherical shape. This dwarf conifer has vibrant and striking foliage: the long soft narrow needles adding colour and texture to the landscape. The dark red-brown winter buds contrast beautifully with the greenery of the needles when the temperatures drop. The smallest of the three Brégeon’s Austrian pine hybrids, Bambino is exceptionally tough, low-maintenance and highly ornamental.
Height and Spread of Pinus Nigra Bambino This dwarf conifer is also very slow growing. In a period of 10 years, it will grow to just 45 cm in height and around 60 cm in width.
How Hardy is Pinus Nigra Bambino? Pinus Bambino Gaëlle Brégeon is also quite resilient and tough. This robust little shrub is fully hardy in the United Kingdom and will withstand sub-zero temperatures.
How To Use Pinus Nigra Bambino Thanks to its petite size and highly decorative appearance, Austrian Pine Bambino can be a great addition to any garden. Whether grown in a rock garden, a small city garden, as a lawn specimen or in as a plant for pots and containers to be used to pretty up balconies, roof terraces and patios, this versatile and low-maintenance dwarf conifer will add year-round interest.
How To Care For Pinus Nigra Bambino Austrian Pine Bambino will happily grow virtually anywhere but it does love full sun. The only thing these conifers will not tolerate is waterlogged soil. For best results, plant in a sunny spot in well-drained soils. No pruning necessary, as this dwarf hybrid naturally grows in a mounded, rounded shape.