Habit: Large tree, 20 m high.
Needles: Scale-like, feathery foliage in flat sprays. Dark on the upper side – blue-green with white markings on the underside.
Flower: The male pollen cones are small and black – maturing to a rich carmine purple. The female pollen cones are blueish to purple and the seed cones are round, brown and 2 to 5 millimeter.
Site: Thrives best in a moist and sheltered position in the shade.
Use: Forestry, parks and greenery