• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Very slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Handsome Dwarf Conifer
    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 rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Very slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Companion PlantsDwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Speedwell (Veronica); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Switch Grass (Panicum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers humus-rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, may be watered deeply, less frequently. 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 or containers.