• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 5 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Habit
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus MEW-go
    Plant type:Conifer, Tree, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 5 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne); Astilbe (Astilbe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. 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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.