Evergreen, upright, slender tree; gray trunk; level branches; scaly, dark-green leaves. The same tree carries separate, tiny male and female flowers. Female flowers develop into round, brown seed cones. Drought-tolerant and may live over 1,000 years.
Sunny regions in the Northern Highlands, including Jerash, Ajloun, and Amman. Common ornamental tree in urban gardens and parks.
Early in the year.