One of the most graceful conifers. Pyramidal when young becoming pendulous pyramidal with age. The foliage is deep green with two white bands on the underside of each needle. Grow in full sun or light shade on moist well drained soil. The species is tolerant of alkaline soils. Avoid sites exposed to winter winds. Use as a specimen, grouping or a clipped hedge. Seed source: Upper Michigan. Zones 3 to 7.