- Needled evergreen
- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates shade and is considered to be an excellent evergreen for shady conditions. Prefers moist, sandy loams, but plants have no tolerance for wet conditions which must be avoided. Good soil drainage is essential. Tolerates urban conditions. Best sited in locations protected from cold winter winds. Accepts pruning and shearing well. Pruning is best done in early spring before new growth appears.
Size and growth:
- 3.0 to 6.0 feet
- 8.0 to 20.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Hedge, Showy bark, Showy fruit, and Evergreen
Group or mass. Foundations, hedges or embankments.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to winter burn, particularly in exposed sites. Twig blight and needle blight are occasional problems. Root rot may occur in poorly-drained soils. Weevils, mealybugs and scale are problems in some areas.