This dense, evergreen shrub has a soft texture with bluish-green foliage. Its upright, feathery branches grow in a dome-like shape 2-3 feet tall(4-10 feet wide). Its ground-hugging attribute makes it ideal as a hedge, ground-cover, screen, and windbreak. Often used as a bonsai and near sea-side areas.
Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; tolerates shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil; Salt tolerant
Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-9
This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning to desired shape is recommended only at early stages of growth to encourage branching. Pruning older branches may not encourage new growth.