Zones 3-9 Slowmound is easy to grow in a wide variety of climates from high elevation to low valleys. Keeps it’s dark green color year ‘round and stays small (see 10 yer height below) and compact. Cold weather brings a white resinous coating on each terminal bud giving the effect of frosted tips. Slow growth to about 24-30 inches at 10 years. untrimmed larger with age. Prefers full sun with well drained soil and moderate water. When planted out it will take some drought when established. (2-4 years. Perfect for small gardens or the general landscape. Also does well in containers such as patio containers or as a green mini accent in the regular garden. Photo shows similar size and shape that you will receive. Shipping size 4-5 inches.