Pyramidal, open habit, drooping branches.
Needs adequate space to grow; best for large plots of land.
Buds are brown, small, and pointed with fringed scales.
Gray-brown; fissures on old trees reveals reddish bark inside.
Monoecious; bears reproductive structures in the spring with yellow male strobili and yellow, green, red, or pink female strobili.
Reproductive structure is a stalked cone 1-1.5 inches long with reflexed scales.
Seeds; grafting for cultivars.
'Diana' - Twisted branches.
'Pendula' - Weeping.
'Blue Rabbit' - Narrow, bluer needles.