Height: To 15(25) feet.
Trunk: 0.5-1.0 feet diameter. Short, single clearly defined trunk, branching close to ground.
Bark: Thin, brownish aging to gray, shreddy in long strips, with narrow plates separating into loosely attached scales, deep furrows.
Branches: Upright to spreading; not drooping. Branchlets 3-dimensional (not flattened).
Needles: Yellowish green; scales in 2s, 4-ranked; gland obscure, serrated margins.
Cones: Brown maturing reddish brown, but covered in bluish-white waxy coating; 1/3 to 1/2 inch diameter, dry.