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Pinaceae - Pine
Leaves: Similar to Atlas cedar but needles dark green and 1-1/2" to 2" long with clusters of 15 to 20 on spur shoots.
Twigs/buds: Covered in grayish down, but appearing hairless and silvery; slender, with spur shoots; branches droop over time. Buds very small, egg-shaped to round; scales brown.
Flowers/fruit: Monoecious. Seed cones held singly or in pairs and about 3" to 4" long and 3" wide.
Bark: Gray-brown and smooth when young; becoming furrowed, ridged, and scaly with age.
Wood: Prized; harvested commercially in the Himalaya Mountains; close-grained, decay-resistant.
General: Native to the Himalayas. Slow to medium growth rate. Not as cold hardy as Atlas cedar. Top often dies back due to diseases or cold. Shade intolerant.
Landscape Use: Very attractive tree with a sweeping, graceful habit; flat-topped when old. Zones 7-9, but doing well in several Salt Lake City locations.
Cultivars: 'Kashmir', 'kingsville', 'Shalimar'.
- Pinaceae - Pine
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