‘Densa’ pines differ from the common pinus elliotti in several ways. It is slower growing, more compact and will have a much greater caliper and spread to height ratio.
Canopy Spread: Broadly spreading canopy, often 20′ or greater
Upright to curved trunk, often spreading unless competition for light is a factor
Full sun or high broken sunlight
Tolerant of a wide range of soil types
Drought tolerant once established
Cold Hardy to Zone 8a
Densas will adapt to a higher soil and water PH than the common Slash pine which is frequently used and frequently fails in the landscape.