|Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.
|10 to 15C+
|Indoor / Outdoor
|Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot
|5 to 10C
|Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.
|1 to 5C
|Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.
|-5 to 1C
|Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.
|-10 to -5C
|May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.
|-15 to -10C+
|Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.
|-20 to -15C
|Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.
|-20C & Colder
|Very Hardy / Hardy
|in the severest European climates.
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Originating from SW USA
The downward sweeping branches of this elegant conifer are covered in silver upswept needles, and in spring they bear small red cone-like male flowers, followed by rich purple large female cones held upright on the branches. Can be trained to form a wide spreading shrub with a ‘life size’ bonsai character if selected terminal shoots are pruned. Rarely seen today due to the small numbers of growers grafting plants in the UK, this plant is from artisan Dutch growers, and this specimen is probably 10 – 12 years old already. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types and easy to grow, preferring full sun.
Height and spread after 10 years 4m x 2m
Mature height and spread after 20 years if not pruned 6m x3m.