'Cumulus' is a true miniature with a growth rate of less than 1" per year. It has a light, tufted cloud with dense, soft foliage that stays soft in maturity too. The shrub appears to look more gray in the sun, yet greener in the shade; it's the way the sun dances on its leaves.
Shear it back in late winter to keep the globe-shape. If you let it grow naturally without shearing, it will grow into a tall, leggy shrub that is great for a country garden theme.
Check often for 'conifer-dieback' by gently parting the branches and clearing out the dead leaves that held inside the shrub. It's the way the plant exfoliates. As it gets older and the branches grow out, this will be much easier to do.
Topiary Potential: Can be trained into a topiary too! Shear no more than ⅓ of the foliage at time and train it into any shape. It's really easy to maintain the shape too, just trim the foliage each spring and summer. A fun little shrub.
*January '23 - Current batch of shrubs are 2" to 2 ½" tall and cute as a button.
- Wonderful blue-green color
- Gets an amber blush to the top in the cold months
- Growth: less than 1" per year
- Cold hardy Zones 4-8, or to -30F
- Heat Zones 8-1 but avoid extremes to be safe
- Sun to part shade, watch the hot summer sun if in a container
- Regular water if in a pot, let dry out to just damp in between
- Comes in a 4" pot
- An outdoor plant
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