- Zone 4 – very hardy; resistent to draught.
- Grows well in full sun or partial shade.
- Grows best in fertile, sandy loam or clay. Wet or moist.
- Foliage is blue-green to dark green. Needles are about one inch long. Pyramidal.
- Grows 15 metres (50 ft) or more tall and spreads 5 to 7 metres wide (15 to 20 feet).