|Outstanding, evergreen shrub with dense, upright branches clothed in sharply pointed, bright green needles. Depending on variety, works well as a ground cover, hedge, screen or windbreak. Requires little maintenance. Very tough plant. 'Pfitzeriana Aurea' is similar to Pfitzeriana in growth, but flatter and not as large. Branchlets and leaves tinged golden yellow in the summer, yellowish green in winter. The body of the plant is green. Branches emerge at 30 degree angles.