A fast growing, wind-firm pine, native to Corsica, which can be a valuable timber tree. Plant the smaller sized side air pruned plants in exposed sites. One of the few pines to grow well in clay and in chalk, and resists polluted air quite well. The leaves are flexible grey-green or sage green needles.
Cones: Brown cones found in pairs or threes, 5-7cm long.
Timber: The timber is hard, strong and straight. It can be used for general construction work, telegraph poles and making plywood. It also yields a useful resin.
Soil Types / Habitat: It dose tolerate most soil types. It thrives on hot dry heathland sites and in sand dunes.