This is a very hardy native Pine tree which will thrive in a variety of conditions – dry sandy sites, fertile agricultural land, and even wet acid conditions. It is quite bushy and dense when young, but will grow up to be a single stem tree with a flattened out crown.
They provide shelter from the winds, which will allow a garden space to become a different microclimate. This will allow more tender species to be established. It will also provide shelter to animal and birdlife during the bleak winter months.
Bark: Very unusual, almost cork like.
Leaves: Evergreen twisted needles are dark grey-green.
Autumn colour: N/A.
Ultimate height: 36m
Uses: Screening and protection from winds. As an evergreen it gives structure to the garden during the winter months.