|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. 'Kuriwao Gold' grows upright with thick branches and bright green needles that have golden midribs. Appears gold-green from a distance. Generally grows 4 to 5 feet high and 3 feet wide.