Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Gymnosperms
Evergreen tree to 20 metres in height, often becoming asymmetrical. The single trunk divides into several main branches above to form an open, round-topped crown. The bark is scaly, dark grey on the outside and red-brown inside. Bright green needles, 6 to 10 cm long, often curved or twisted and held together in pairs by a basal sheath about 1 cm long. Buds are covered by scales with fringed edges. The cones are 5 to 11 cm long and 2.5 to 4 cm wide, reddish-brown in colour; they grow singly or in dense groups, hanging downwards on short stalks that bend backwards along the branch.
Long needles in pairs. Cones hang down on a prominent thick stalk, and are arranged singly or in pairs.
Perennial. Seed is dispersed by wind.
Reason for introduction