|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. 'Iowa' may grow to 10 feet tall by 4 feet wede, but is generally smaller. Forms a loose pyramid of blue-green foliage. Leaves are awl-shaped and scale-like, blue-green in color.