• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and slightly wider in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Dwarf Conifer
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus MEW-goh
    Plant type:Shrub, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and slightly wider in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasUse in modern minimalist planting schemes and in gardens designed to evoke the oriental tradition.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Winterberry (Ilex); Switch Grass (Panicum); Dogwood (Cornus); Barberry (Berberis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in enriched, loamy and well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only to remove old, damaged or dead branches.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.