Description: A large elegant tree with a graceful habit. The very long soft, grayish green needles are in clusters of five and have a distinctive kink about 5 cm from the branch and give the overall effect of a soft texture. This is a hardy conifer from the Himalayas which is best grown as a specimen where the branches can reach to the floor.
Uses: Excellent in a large garden or park where it can be grown as a specimen.
Climate/Position: Sunny site prefered
Height/Spread: 15 metres up to 20 metres when fully mature
Soil Requirements: Most soils but avoid shallow chalk soils.
Pruning: Lower branches can be removed if needed but no pruning required
Additional Interest: Introduced from the Himalayas by Dr Wallich in the 1820s