Zones 5-8. Chirimen sends up many upright shoots eventually forming it’s own mini forest of tiny congested foliage. Takes full sun to part shade (protect from afternoon sun in hot summer areas) Does best in average soil, kept moist with good drainage. Untrimmed grows to 12 - 20 inches at ten years. Rare seed cones form along trunk. Shipping size: single or double trunk, just starting to branch 6-10 inches. Chirimen was the 2011 NCS Collector’s Choice conifer. MINIATURE .