|The cultivar, 'Sanderi' grows to 4-6 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. Produces fluffy, needlelike rather than scalelike, gray green foliage, purple brown in the winter. Grows scraggly with age.
C. obtusa is a medium large evergreen, under cultivation it usually does not exceed 40-50 feet tall, but with age will grow hight. Has a spread of 15-30 feet. Has a spreading, irregular, open form with darlk glossy green foliage. Very slow growing and is suited principally to a large oriental gard. Splendid bonsai subject. Prune to shape.