- Species: PInus Nigris -subspecies Nigra
- Family: Pinaceae
- Origin: Europe
- Common Name: Corsican Pine.
- Mature Height: 20m.
The Corsican Pine, is an
forestry tree for sandy soils and drier coastal areas. It was
introduced in 1759 by Phillip Miller, the eminent curator of Chelsea
Physic Garden. This conifer is native to Corsica, southern Italy and
Sicily. It is a two-needle pine and they are a paler grey-green colour.
The tree is much more openly branched than the Austrian Pine - Pinus
nigra subspecies nigra - which is a densely branched tree with dark