These conifers have tiny scalelike leaves that are closely set on cord-like branches and bear interesting globular, golf ball–size cones made up of shield-shaped scales. They need little pruning.
Native to Kashmir and Tibet. Striking, narrowly pyramidal tree, 40–60 ft. tall and 15–20 ft. wide. Main branches are upright but produce beautiful long, pendulous, flattened branchlets of aromatic blue-green foliage. Best with regular water. Not tolerant of strong winds or extreme heat.
From Chile. Grows to 30–45 ft. (occasionally to 60 ft.) tall and half as wide. Young trees are d...
Best-known species. Grows slowly in youth, faster once established. Typically reaches 12–18 ft. ...
Native to streamsides and other moist areas in South Africa. Stately, reed-like stems to 6–8 ft....