Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, with attractive bark and bearing bundles of long needle-like leaves. Large cones may fall or remain on the tree for years. Sylvestris can grow to 25m with orangey brown bark that will develop a beautiful irregular outline with age. The paired needles are a dusky grey-green. An excellent tree for poor soils, this native cultivar is a friendly habitat for birds and squirrels.