Pinus leucodermis (syn. P. heldreichii var.
- Conifer, evergreen tree, slow growing, may reach 70 ft (20 m) tall, pyramidal habit. Bark gray, leaving yellow to whitish patches after exfoliating in irregular scales. Young shoots gray-white, thick and glabrous (hairless), appearing like a snakeskin after the needles fall (Krüssmann, 1985) (Sometimes called the "snakeskin pine".) Needles 2 per bundle, very densely arranged, forward pointing, 7-9 cm long, stiff, dark green, stomatal lines on all sides, sheath 10-12 mm long. Cones oblong-ovate, cobalt-blue or black when young, 5-7.5 cm long, short stalked, brown.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to the Balkans. Common ornamental pine in Europe.
- leucodermis: from the Greek leukos, white, and derma, skin.