A southwestern US native conifer that develops a handsome upright, pyramidal habit with age. Dense branching supports attractive foliage that ranges from green to rich blue across varied populations. Foliage offers unique texture with an appearance somewhere between a juniper and a hinoki cypress. Those with needles colored on the blue end of the spectrum have been assigned to the variety glabra and appear to be better suited to the climate of the northeastern US. Handsome, peeling amber-brown bark provides value as plants reach mature size.