Tree to about 10 m tall but known in Australia through its cultivars. Shoots slightly hairy at first, yellowish to waxy blue-grey. Buds purplish and strongly resinous. Leaves relatively few, 15-20 mm long, about 2.5 mm wide, notched, pale green above and with 2 white bands below. Cones 5-7cm long, 2-3 cm wide, bracts projecting.
Known in south-eastern Australia primarily through the cultivars.
Buds strongly resinous in winter; leaves spreading.
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.
Low, flat-topped bush; leaves divided into 2 at tip, pointing forward along the shoot. Distributed by van Klaveren, Boskoop, Netherlands 1968.
S Dwarf' Slow-growing, compressed globose, dense, leaves shiny dark green. Named after Carl Starker of Jennings Lodge, Oregon, USA who received the parent plant from an unrecorded source in Canada, 1960.