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Chamaecyparis pisifera /Japanese False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera   / Chamaecyparis pisifera
Characteristic silver-gray foliage
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Characteristic silver-gray foliage

An upright growing conifer

Foliage a strong contrast to other plants

Used as an informal upright style bonsai

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Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera
Common Name: Japanese False Cypress
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Makes a large tree that would be a very desirable specimen. Older trees have a loose, open habit of growth. Lower branches on older trees turn brown and die, probably as a result of being shaded out. For all members of this genus provide a well drained soil. Does not perform well in the hot, humid South.