Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 4 to 7
Size: 50 to 60' tall and 15 to 20' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Compact narrow pyramid with branches at ground level. Leaves to 0.5" long with 4 sides. Cones to 4" long, purple when young. Exfoliating bark. Requires protection from wind.
Native to northern Turkey and the Caucasus. Introduced in 1839 to Great Britain.
Published in Pflanzenr. 235 in 1845.