The chartreuse foliage of this slow-growing evergreen creates eye-popping contrast in the miniature landscape. Because of its size and columnar form, it makes a good tree or focal point. If left outside, this plant will grow to a mature height of 8 feet (but that takes up to twenty years). It can be used for indoor gardens in all regions and outdoor gardens in warmer areas. It’s drought-tolerant when it becomes established.

Plant Profiles

Garden type: outdoor, indoor
Use/function: tree
Hardiness zone: 7–10
Height: varies (8–16 inches is common)
Growth rate: slow
Light: full sun to part sun
Water needs: low to medium

Plant Pictures

This small tree provides a big burst of bright color in the miniature garden.