Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) is an excellent, small, irregularly shaped, pine tree. The plant tolerates dry soil and salt. The dark green, twisted needles are 5 to 7 inches long. It grows approximately 12 to 18 inches per year. It is hardy in zones 5-8. It's mature height is 30 feet with a spread of 20 feet.
It is also an excellent choice for a bonsai tree.