A neat small conifer, this makes a compact, squat-conical shape with rather stringy textured foliage which, in summer, is brassy-gold. In late spring, the new growth adds pinkish-bronze highlights, especially towards the top of the plant and, in winter, the foliage becomes strongly orange-toned. Its good colour, shape and size make it useful in smaller gardens as a feature plant. It combines well with shrubs that are at their most colourful from autumn to early spring, including witch hazel and winter-flowering heathers. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Supplied in approx 2-3 litre containers.