|This dwarf cultivar 'Pyramidalis' has thick foliage that is dark green. It is cone to pyramid shaped. It typically has blunt, paired leaves with 'X' markings underneath. The branching has a 'cupped' appearance. This plant enjoys full sun and moist soil in a cooler climate. Good plant for landscape use.
C. obtusa is a medium large evergreen, under cultivation it usually does not exceed 40 to 50 feet tall, but with age will grow height. Has a spread of 15 to 30 feet. Has a spreading, irregular, open form with dark glossy green foliage. Very slow growing and is suited principally to a large oriental garden. Splendid bonsai subject. Prune to shape.