This evergreen is grown for its low profile and dark green foliage. It will mature to only 1 foot tall and will grow to around 6 feet wide with time. It is very dense, and its foliage stays dark green, even in the winter.
This shrub prefers full sun and will tolerate a wide variety of soils except for wet soils. It is drought tolerant once established. It works well as a foundation plant, a medium-sized groundcover, and as erosion control on slopes.