Afghan pine Pinaceae Pinus eldarica Medw. Listen to the Latin symbol: -- Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Evergreen needles, 3 to 6 inhces long, 2 or 3 per fascicle, thin and irregularly twisted, bright green to blue green.
Flower: Species is monoecious; inconspicuous and not showy; male cones yellowish, female cones green.
Fruit: Reddish brown ovate to oblong cone, 3 to 4 inches long.
Twig: Moderately stout, reddish brown; buds narrowly ovoid, reddish brown.
Bark: Silvery-gray for several years, attractive and smooth, becoming furrowed and darker.
Form: Narrow pyramidal in youth, becoming more irregular with age. *text and photos courtesy Oana Popescu and Carol Loopstra, Texas A&M

Looks like: Japanese black pine - Austrian pine
leaf flower fruit bark form map
Additional Range Information:
Pinus eldarica is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
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