Evergreen Trees

7 Best Pine Trees To Grow In Austin TX

Among the fastest-growing and most valuable trees in Austin Texas, here are some of the best types of pines that you can plant in your landscape!

The pine tree is native to Texas, but it is widely spread throughout North America. They are able to adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions and are hardy and durable trees.

A lot of these trees are also used as a source of timber for construction, land management, and furniture, among other things. These are some of the most famous types of pine trees that can be found in Austin, Texas.

It appears that the closest real pine trees to Austin (that I am aware of) are found just east of Bastrop, where the soil is more conducive to their growth.

This is not only true in the “Lost Pines” area there, but also in areas off of US 290 and TX 71 roughly between Austin and Brenham/Columbus. From just driving through, it’s hard to determine if there are wildlife, especially since most of them are on private property.


Longleaf Pine


For longleaf pine tree owners throughout the Southeast, the magnificent Longleaf Pine Tree (Pinus palustris) is still a vital source of revenue.

The trees produce saw timber and pine straw mulch that is extremely valuable.

Our Nature Hills growers take pride in producing top quality plants that will enhance your property’s appearance.

In the end, a well-managed plantation or stand of Longleaf Pines can provide income for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren for generations to come.

It is very common for mature trees to have incredibly straight trunks and branches that reach heights of up to 50 feet. They are heavy, resistant to rot and termite damage, which makes them ideal for power lines and telephone poles.

Japanese Black Pine

The Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergiana, is a highly adaptable tree and is one of the best landscape trees in its native country!

Her stunning, free form growth pattern and expressive needles have made her a popular choice amongst growers.

This plant is capable of surviving across a wide range of soil types and moisture conditions, as well as proving hardy enough to survive in adverse conditions.

Due to its rugged nature and rapid growth rate, it makes a great choice for wind screens; it can also be trained into Bonsai forms or trimmed to accent any size garden..

Coastal areas love it for its salt tolerance, which makes it an excellent choice.

The Japanese Black Pine is becoming increasingly popular because of its easy maintenance and pest-free nature, which is one of the best reasons as to why it is such a wonderful plant for any gardener.


French Dark Green Scots Pine


There are many adjectives that describe this popular tree such as regal, classic, and festive.

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you think about pine trees, just one look at a French Dark Green Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris ‘French Dark Green’) will make you say “ooh la la!”.

As a matter of fact, it would be remiss of us not to point out that this variety of Scotch Pine is one of the most popular trees available for purchase at this time of year.

It is easy to see why with its attractive symmetrical pyramid shape and lush dark green color, it is almost like a bluish green color. This pine grows its needles in clusters of two, giving the tree an appearance of being full, with a very full look.

I can imagine the earth being softened by a blanket of white snow. I can hear the sweet sounds of carollers singing up and down the street.

You can picture your front yard decked out in Christmas lights, garland, and ornaments and surrounded by the beautiful French Dark Green Scotch Pine in your front yard.

I don’t know what else to say other than that if that is not enough to make you want to snuggle up in front of the fireplace this winter!

Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine

The only plants in your garden that can turn heads are not necessarily flowers.

The Thunderhead Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’) will make an interesting focal point to your garden.

However, this doesn’t mean that your imagination can only be limited to borders and privacy screens!

It would look amazing on any screen, but regardless of where it is placed, this tree would crush any competition it’s placed against!

A tree such as this would look great on your lawn, patio, walkways, or even in a woodland garden if you were to plant it.

The dark green foliage of this unusual, compact evergreen can be discovered all year round. Then in the winter season, you can look forward to its silvery white candles shining brightly among the powdery snow that surrounds it.


Lodgepole Pine


Known as the Sierra Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta var. murrayana), the Sierra Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta var. murrayana) grows straight and tall. In your landscape, it gives a sense of great presence, without taking up a lot of space.

Make this tree the focal point of your room with its strong, slender trunk giving a crisp, clean look.

Adding visual interest to your landscape by allowing the narrow, evergreen high canopy to move in the wind adds visual interest to your landscape.

Using the bold vertical lines, you will be able to create a vista, which will be a magnificent view for all of your guests to enjoy.

When you have a small yard with lots of trees, plant 3 or 5 of them in a curve just beyond a seating area or patio so that you can watch the sun rise or set through the trees. A canopy across the lawn casting long shadows will add to the evocative visual interest of the lawn.


Blue Shag Eastern White Pine


With this low maintenance Blue Shag Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus ‘Blue Shag’), you can add an amazing touch to your landscape.

No matter if you are starting from scratch, or if you are redoing a section of your landscape…with these little beauties you are sure to create a big impact with their charm and beauty.

This organically rounded shrub boasts a large, soft needle, which is ideal for adding some texture to the room.

A plant of this kind provides a lot of structure and color throughout the year without occupying a lot of space.

If you allow plenty of room to reach the mature height and spread listed on our Planet Highlights, you will never have to worry about pruning this shrub. This shrub will add a sense of personality to the planting bed.