In the wild it is exposed to strong winds and salt spray and these factors have favoured the survival of low growing individuals.
Like its taller variants, it prefers a full sun position in well-drained soils. Additionally, its smaller size makes it perfect for large tubs or as a robust ground cover. It is a long-flowering species and usually has buds, flowers and old cones on the plant at the one time.
Generally available at specialist nurseries.