A European pine that assumes an assortment of growth forms across its native range from 12" miniatures to immense 50' sprawling specimens. All cloak themselves with medium length, bright green needles held in groups of 2. Several selections are abused like comfort food by some landscapers who insist on sticking a few in every gas station, bank and convenience store planting from here to Alaska. This is a true testament to the species' adaptability as they require little more than rays of sun and a free draining soil. Although several forms are grossly over planted, a number of other selections are quite unique and worthy of consideration.