• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 30 to 35 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide, with age.
    Key Feature:
    Narrow Specimen Tree
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-see-uh
    Plant type:Tree, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 6, 14 - 17
    Growth habit:Narrow, Pyramidal, Upright
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 30 to 35 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide, with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasA perfect tall, narrow evergreen tree for problem solving in cold winter climates. Slow growth and pyramidal form is perfect in city gardens or tightly spaced into a year-round screen or windbreak. The deep green needles with silver bands creates a beautiful effect with or without snow.
    Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Weigela (Weigela); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers moist, well-drained, loamy soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. 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; less once established, more in extreme heat.