|This cultivar 'Aurea Compacta Nana' is a wide round shape. It has attractive golden foliage. The foliage is somewhat prickly to touch. It enjoys a position in full sun.
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