Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Inconspicuous/none
Bloom Time: N/A
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Provides winter interest
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
On Jul 25, 2006, woodsplantlady from Chesterton, IN wrote:
Deer do not touch this plant though they chow down on the holly next to it. I planted it during the hot summer of 2002; it is a vigorous grower in highly alkaline soil. I'm considering including it in a new Japanese-inspired garden.
On Nov 30, 2004, mgarr from Hanover Twp., PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
This is an evergreen shrub, with seperate male and female cones. It can also grow in part shade. Cuttings taken in fall to early winter root best. It is best to take some cuttings because for no reason this plant may just die back to the ground and not come back. It's one downfall. The foliage does turn bronze when we have a very cold/windy winter but as soon as it warms up the foliage once again greens-up.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Rock Island, Illinois Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hancock, Maine Lenox, Massachusetts Lexington, Massachusetts Traverse City, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota Califon, New Jersey Port Chester, New York Syracuse, New York Chapel Hill, North Carolina Laflin, Pennsylvania Nether Providence Township, Pennsylvania East Port Orchard, Washington East Wenatchee, Washington