Corsican Pine

The Corsican Pine, is an important 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 green needles.