|This dwarf cultivar 'Yellowtip' is cone-shaped and has green foliage that is, as the name suggests, yellow tipped. It typically has blunt, paired leaves with 'X' markings underneath. This plant enjoys full sun and moist soil in a cooler climate. Good plant for landscape use.
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