Ornamental and forestry conifer. Valuable timber. It is cultivated in hedges, edges and rockery. Its wood is used in carpentry and cabinet-making as it is does not rot and is resistant to insects.
Evergreen conifer tree growing up to 20m with flasky green leaves and blue-purple berry-like fruits.
Prefers stony and limestone soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.