|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. 'Hetzii' is large and rapid-growing. Can be as large as 15 feet tall by 15 feet wide, but usually only gets 5 to 10 feet tall. Leaves are scale like and the plant branches in all directions. Bears many small glaucous cones.
Roots easily from cuttings, transplants readily, and is often used as an understock for grafting upright junipers.