Forestry and ornamental tree. Bonsai. Medicinal properties. The wood is used in carpentry and cabinet-making and in the paper industry. Erosion control. Amongst the medicinal properties it is known to help against respiratory infections, rheumatism, haemorrhage. The resin is a source of turpentine and rosin.
A 30m tall conifer with blue-greenish needles. Orange-red bark. Big and conic, brown-reddish cones filled with pine nuts.
Prefers siliceous and light soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.
Height of plant: Plug: 10/15cm - 1.2 Litre Plug: 20/40cm