The Austrian Pine is a hardy variety, Austriaca, of the Corsican pine (P. Laricio, Poir.), of southern Europe. It is a sombre tree, darker green than any other evergreen except the red cedar. In youth it is a compact cone or globe, resting on the ground. The leaves, two in a sheath, are 6 inches long, and inclined to twist stiffly. They persist several years. Cones ripen in the second autumn, and do not open until another crop is ripe. Large trees are transplanted safely, even in the height of the growing season.