The low, spreading form of this variety makes it an excellent choice for a ground cover for slopes. The slow growth rate, bright emerald green needles (evergreen), and wide adaptability to both sunny or partly shaded sites also makes it a wonderful plant for foundation plantings and even for rock gardens (provided it has adequate water). Very versatile in the landscape! Use as a compact, dense hedge along sidewalks, in small planting beds, or in commercial areas/parking lots as this shrub is extremely low maintenance. Emerald Spreader fills in spaces quite nicely when used as a mass planting.