Native to China, this pine was introduced into the United States as a landscape tree valued for its interesting bark. Trees grow 15-25 m tall and have smooth gray bark that sheds in round flakes to reveal a yellow underbark, which turns red, brown, or purple in sunlight.
Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun to part shade.
This project was supported in part by NSF Grant IIS-03-25867 (ITR: An Electronic Field Guide: Plant Exploration and Discovery in the 21st Century) and by the Washington Biologists' Field Club.
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