This slow growing evergreen forms a column varying in height by variety (up to 40 ft. tall). The foliage burns in dry winds (hot or cold) without protection and regular water. Best used as a columnar accent in the landscape or as bird habitat. Grow in full sun to full shade, well-drained soil that has compost added and water deeply every 7-10 days. This evergreen benefits from monthly watering in the winter and protective mulch.