This plant stands alone, literally. A ground hugging conifer that grows happily in the shade.
It is not commonly recommended for zone 7 but it has grown vigorously here for
7 years -
almost too vigorously since it breaks my heart to prune the elegant branches back at all. Dirr discourages Georgia gardeners from planting it at all, sighting wet, heavy soil as poison to this plant.
Cold causes the plant to turn a lovely bronze color in winter, returning to green in spring.