A massive tree native to the wilds of Algeria and Morocco where majestic specimens reaching as much as 120' in height and breadth reside. Plants showcase attractive foliage that is arranged in whorls along the stems. Although wild forms typically have green foliage, most landscape specimens have been selected for waxy, blue-cast needles. Weeping, dwarf and upright cultivars are available and valued for specimen use in the garden. Plants have notable tolerance to hot dry conditions and as a result can be utilized nicely in seaside plantings. The large specimen that resides on the south lawn of the White House is certainly a fine example of the qualities this species possesses.