|The cultivar, 'Squarrosa Minima' produces sharp-pointed, gray green to dark green leaves. This species is very slow growing.
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