A compact and hardy shrub with attractive silvery foliage and a nice dense habit. Very low maintenance plant for landscaping work. It can be pruned to shape if desired to form an informal low hedge. Grow in full sun to light shade, in most soil types as long as they get reasonable drainage. Frost and drought tolerant, and suits coastal sites as it is salt tolerant. Grows in a wide range of soil types including clay and limey soil. It is reputed to be a fire retardant plant. The dense foliage makes good shelter for small creatures like lizards and birds.