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
Horticulture
Pinus eldarica is planted in the highlighted USDA hardiness zones to the left and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.

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