'Walter' is an Austrian black pine with stiff, short dark-green needles on a dwarf broad plant. Named for Bill Walters of Missouri, who probably found this broom. We like the way the dark-green needles contrast with the white fascicle sheath that holds the needles, resulting in a ;bulls-eye' effect. The tree has a very craggy trunk, so would lend itself to Bonsai. Relatively slow growing, 2-4 inches per year. In colder climates this cultivar will have a bright yellow color.