A dense conifer with erect evergreen branches forming tight, architectural columns. The needle like leaves are grey green in colour and it does not produce fruiting berry like cones that normal communis does. Maximum height is around 4 meters tall but with a narrow spread of around 50cm.
Happy in any well drained soil with full sun to part shade. Can be grown in a large pot but pot grown plants will need to be kept well irrigated during dryer periods.