A slow-growing species from Japan, it's cold hardy and can be used in the Upper, Middle, Lower, and Coastal South.
Best for medium hedges and containers: 'John Baldwin' grows 4 to 8 feet tall and 2 feet wide. It has a fine texture and is an upright, conical grower. It's susceptible to leaf miner.
Best for low hedges or edging: 'Grace Hendrick Phillips' has a ground-hugging form and is disease and pest free. It looks best when given some shade. 'Green Pillow' is a handsome plant that is used on the grounds of the White House.