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The several species of Casurina that grow around here all have much longer needles, usually 6" +, depending on species. They are almost all olive-green, drab coloring, even the new growth. Unless pruned up, they are branched to the ground and have a fairly formal Christmas tree shape. They tolerate a lot of wind, then the 'formal Christmas tree shape' becomes more windswept, but almost always maintains one main leader, then horizontal or somewhat hanging branches.