Category: Tree - Evergreen
Size: To 180'
Leaves in 2s, to 2" long, shiny dark green above and silvery-white below. Cones cylindrical to 7" long, purple when immature. Crown broadly conical. Branches horizontally spreading.
Native to Afghanistan, China, India and Nepal. Introduced in 1882.
Published in Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 13: 70 in 1825.
RHS Award of merit in 1974.