A bushy shrub 2-3 m tall with erect branches. Leaves scale-like, to 1 cm long, pressed to the stem at the base, spreading at the tips, waxy blue at first, becoming prickly. Cones ovoid to globose about 1.5 cm wide with 6 similar woody scales. Seeds mostly 3-winged.
SA: Adelaide (Botanic Gardens, on lawn opposite Museum of Economic Botany; Wittunga Bot. Gds). NSW: Jervis Bay (Bot. Gds). ACT: Australian National Bot. Gds. VIC: Geelong Bot. Gds.
Source: (1995). Cupressaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.