|The cultivar, 'Filifera' grows to 8 feet or height and 6 feet wide. Produces a loose mound, attractive when young, too open in old age with weeping, threadlike twigs and dark green foliage. Good for Oriental and rock gardens. Good contrast with dense, solid shrubs. Prune to keep in bounds.
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