• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide in 10 years; to 15 ft. tall with age.
    Key Feature:
    Handsome Weeping Specimen
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-see-a en-gel-MAH-nee-eye
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide in 10 years; to 15 ft. tall with age.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Design IdeasA striking accent conifer for smaller gardens.
    Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Sedge (Carex); Salvia (Salvia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide deep, loamy, enriched, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Thrives in cool, moist, acidic sites. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Prune only to remove weak or damaged stems.
    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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This selection originates from Northwestern United States, west of the Cascades Mountain range. It was discovered by Dick Bush in Aurora, Oregon.