Bedgebury 030716 014 Armands pineArmand's pine - Pinus armandii

Named after the French missionary and naturalist Armand David, this is a five needle pine with big cones and bushy needles.  It is a member of the White Pine group and is found growing wild in China, Burma and Taiwan.

The seeds are edible and harvested commercially for pine nuts. 

This pine is considered by the Chinese to be a symbol of longevity and immortality because it is evergreen.