• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    3 to 5 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-see-a PUN-jenz
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 17
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:3 to 5 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasThis little beauty is like a shining sapphire in gardens of hardy green dwarf shrubs. Use it a single accent in Asian schemes or for contrast in gardens heavy in cool colors. Adds brightness to dark parts of the yard and makes a nice low hedge against an emerald lawn. However, its real value is as a simple specimen.
    Companion PlantsSwitch Grass (Panicum); Weigela (Weigela); Speedwell (Veronica); Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Smoke Tree (Cotinus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prefers even moisture but can tolerate periods of drought when well-established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.