|The signature tree of the Pacific Northwest, this broadly conical tree when young, becomes columnar and spreading with age. When young, bark is smooth and gray, then thick, corky, deeply ridged, reddish-brown. Sharp reddish-brown buds open to linear dark-green leaves, loosely apart on shoots. Bearing ovoid to conical female cones, to 4 inches long.
A favorite Christmas tree too, this evergreen takes wind and a variety of soils (except swampy). Pendula has very weeping branches and branchlets held close to the stems, hanging like sheets.