|The cultivar, Tsukumo' with its finely-textured foliage, distinguished this compact, dwarf evergreen shrub. Requires well and fast draining moist soil. Full sun produces best growth results. Spring fertilization is recommended. No pruning is necessary.
C. pisifera is a medium evergreen, under cultivation it usually does not exceed 20 to 30 feet tall, but with age will grow higher. Has a spread of 20 feet. Produces spine-tipped, scalelike dark green leaves, lighter beneath. Has rather loose, open growth. Good in large Oriental gardens. Prune heavily to force new growth