Native to Europe, this species was introduced into the United States where it is planted in parks and gardens and valued for its cold tolerance and attractive form. Growing to 35-40 m in height, this pine has long dark-green needles grouped in fascicles or bundles of five. The wind as well as Spotted Nutcrackers both disperse the 6-7 mm long winged seeds of this species.
- Planted as an ornamental.
- Growth Habit:
- Evergreen tree, growing 9-18 m tall or higher.
- Presence in US:
- Not native to the US but widely cultivated.