|The cultivar, 'Squarrosa' grows between 20-30 feet or higher, 10-30 feet wide. Produces soft, feathery, long, needlelike silvery gray green leaves. Attractive when young. As it ages, thin it out for greater character.
C. pisifera is a medium evergreen, under cultivation it usually does not exceed 20-30 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