Corsican pine (Pinus nigra laricio var. corsicana) from the Pinaceae family is a subspecies of black pine; this forest species adapts to all kinds of climates in France on siliceous or calcareous soils. It is one of the largest conifers in Europe and its wood is moderately hard and has a straight grain. Flowering takes place in May with male and female buds on the same tree.
- Growth: initial growth slow and then fairly rapid
- Height: 30 to 50 meters
- Foliage: flexible, non-prickly needles sparsely inserted in pairs
- Trunk: straight, slender carriage with branches evenly spaced per level
- Bark: composed of large irregular patches
- Color: the trunk is silvery grey in old trees and ashen green needles
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