Grown throughout the alps, one of the most popular pines, quite open and airy- so not good as a windbreak, silvery candle growth, needles cycle out every 2-3 yrs, so is messy. Helps to acidify the soil with o.m. made from the needles, which are 4-5" long 2 needle pine and circular. Bicolored cones and blackness in bark. Grows 50-60' tall and spreads 20-40'