GROWTH HABIT: Pyramidal to broad pyramidal somewhat open and graceful.
SIZE: 30 - 45' tall.
HARDINESS: Zone (6?) 7 - 9.
CULTURE: Sun, with well-drained soil. Plants relish hot and dry conditions.
LANDSCAPE USE: Specimen and large group plantings. May be used for screens in hot, dry climates.
FOLIAGE: Leaves arranged in four rows, adpressed, scale-like and overlapping,
1/16" long. Apex of leaf sharp pointed, leaves typically blue green or
gray green, highly resinous. Branchlets opposite or alternate and held at
roughly 90° to the main branch.
BARK: Bark smooth (unlike the species), cherry red to mahogany brown.
FRUIT: Cone globose, 1 - 1 1/4" in diameter, with 6 - 8 scales.
PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
PESTS: None serious.
`Carolina Sapphire' - intense blue foliage and rapid rate of growth.
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