Coniferous tree up to 12-20 m tall with a cone–shaped crown, in old age - spreading; trunk diameter 0.5-1.2 m, gray-brown finely cracked or smooth bark, peeling plates or twisting strips; small scaly leaves with a bluish bloom; rounded brownish-gray cones 15-28 mm long, ripening in the second year in October-November. Fast-growing in the first 10-15 years.
Light-loving, very drought-resistant, undemanding to soils. The most cold-resistant type of cypress, frost-resistant to -12 -17 ° C. Individual trees are found in the steppe part of the Crimea.
Propagated by seeds, forms – by grafting or rooted cuttings. The transplant is transferred only with a sufficiently large lump.
It is used in arrays, groups, alleys, to create hedges, borders, clipped forms.