Conical tree to 15 m or so tall in nature but generally cultivated in south-eastern Australia as low ground-cover cultivars. Shoots with short, dark hairs. Buds reddish brown, ovoid or rounded, resinous. Leaves pointing slightly forward, spreading below. 15-30 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, shining dark green above with rows of white spots, 2 whitish bands below. Cone 5-9 cm long, 2-3 cm wide.
Grows naturally in a range of habitats from low swamps to hillsides and mountains.
E North America.
Resinous buds; young shoots slightly hairy.
Source: (1995). Pinaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Dwarf, flattened globose, needles surrounding half the branchlet, dark green above, bluish below, possibly best treated as a group name. Origin unknown, possibly a clone of f. hudsonia Jaques.
Dwarf, globose with spreading branches, needles all around the shoots with 2 white bands below, pale green margins and midrib. Origin a clone of f. hudsonia Jaques.