|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. 'Blue and Gold' has a strong upright form, vase shaped, 8 to 10 feet high, and slightly less in spread. Foliage is a mixture of blue and cream-color. Grows 1 1/2 feet per year.