The needle has five needles on a base and is blue-green. The needles are easily folded and therefore not quite round. The needles are up to 8 cm (3.2 in) long.
The pine is monoecious with male and female flowers on the same tree.
The cones are first green in autumn, brown, ovate to 15 cm (5.9 in) long.
The growth is usually upright and more-stemmed, at altitudes bushy too .