A conical conifer that has smooth, flaking reddish bark and upright, sprays of scalelike, aromatic, blue-gray needles. It develops globular cones which are chocolate brown. Prefers full sun, and thrives especially well in somewhat hot, dry environments. Makes a wonderful medium to large specimen tree. Has beautiful silvery blue color all year round.Great for use as a privacy screen, specimen or accent plant, wind break, or as a colorful back drop for other plants and flowers.