|Outstanding, evergreen shrub with dense, upright branches clothed in needles. Depending on variety, works well as a ground cover, hedge, screen or windbreak. Requires little maintenance. Very tough plant. 'Pfitzeriana Glauca' or 'Blue Pfitzer' is markedly blue in color, especially in older plants, becoming slightly purplish blue in winter. Prickly. Similar to Pfitzeriana in growth characteristics.