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False Cypress
or Cedar

Chamaecyparis


 


Description:

Cypress can make a striking specimen with their distinct foliage colors and growth habits.  Use the feathery texture to soften any landscape.
 
Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis
Common Name: Cypress, False Cypress, Alaskan Cedar
Type: Evergreen Shrub or Tree
Soil Preference: Prefers well-drained, neutral to acidic soils.  Tolerates some drought and dry soil.  Chamaecyparis nootkatensis will grow in moist soil.
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Evergreen
Pests: It is fairly free of pests and diseases.
Diseases: It is fairly free of pests and diseases.
Care:

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
To view our catalog or availability, click here

 


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Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
Weeping Alaskan Cedar
zones
 
Description:  A pyramidal, weeping form of Cypress.  Can stand poor soil conditions.  Will also grow in moist soil.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 25-40'
Spread: 15-25'


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea'
Golden Hinoki Cypress
zones
 
Description:  Upright broad form with golden yellow foliage.  
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 15'
Spread: 8-10'


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Baldwin Variegata'
Baldwin Variegata False Cypress
zones
 
Description:  A boldly variegated sport of the dwarf 'Nana Gracilis'.  Creamy yellow highlights the scalloped glossy foliage.  The branch tips are delicately droopy.  Variegation looks best shaded from hot afternoon sun
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 4'
Spread: 4'


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Fernspray Gold'
Fernspray Gold False Cypress
zones
 
Description:  Bright yellow foliage on this dense, pyramidal form.  The fan-like foliage adds nice dimension to the plant. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 6'
Spread: 4'


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'
Slender Hinoki
False Cypress
zones 4-8
 
Description:  Layered fan-like branches radiate from the main trunk on this elegant slender growing tree. Deep green tiny needles with
reddish new growth in winxter. It is slower and more compact than typical Hinoki cypress and matures more gracefully.  Deer resistant.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 8-12'
Spread: 4-5'


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kosteri'
Dwarf Pyramidal Cypress
zones 4-8
 
Description: This dwarf irregular pyramid has a great compact habit.  The nicely layered foliage is bright green and looks just fantastic in winter when lightly dusted with snow. Its was introduced by Koster & Zoon Nursery about 1915.  One of the best Hinokis!
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 3' (10 year size)
Spread: 2'


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Leprechaun'
Dwarf Pyramidal Cypress
zones 4-8
 
Description: An unbelievably nice compact, globe-shaped plant that will grow slightly higher with age.  It has a good dark green color and the annual growth his only 1/2" making this a true miniature selection.  This one is a fantastic choice for the window box or decorative patio planter.  The ultimate height of this plant is unknown but will form a very small dwarf globe,
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Unknown
Spread: Unknown


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lynn's Golden'
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
zones
 
Description: A 1985 introduction to the plant world, this perfect dwarf pyramid of golden Hinoki type foliage is nicknamed "The Ceramic Christmas Tree." It is best grown in a sheltered area to protect from burning sun and harsh winds. Turns beautiful orange-gold in winter.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4"


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana'
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
zones
 
Description: One of the most diminutive forms of Hinoki Cypress.  Nana is the perfect miniature conifer for rock gardens, troughs or container gardens.  Its dark green foliage is tightly congested, forming a tiny mound of year-round color.  Grows 1-2" per year.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 12-24"


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Sunny Swirl'
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress
zones 5-7
 
Description: Bold texture and colorful foliage distinguish this narrow, upright, golden selection. Stiff, contorted branches with mahogany red bark contrast dramatically with the twisting, threadlike foliage, which displays shades that vary from yellow to gold and even chartreuse toward the interior.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Golden Green
Height: 6-8' (10 year size)
Spread: 3-4'


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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tetragona Aurea'
Golden Fernleaf Cypress
zones

 
Description:  A striking accent plant.  New growth is very yellow.  New foliage with a 3-dimensional effect rather than the regular 2-sided look of other obtusa types.  Shape is tall, upright, full and conical.  Grows 6-8 per year.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-6' (10 year growth)
Spread: 2-3'


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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'
Aka 'Cyano Viridis'
Blue Mop False Cypress
zones

 
Description: This fluffy pyramid is a real eye-catcher!  Outstanding soft blue foliage makes an excellent tightly shaped pyramid as well as an interesting topiary plant.  Available in shrub form, spiral form or pom pom shape (shown, right).
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Blue
Height: 5-8'
Spread: 3-4'


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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Curly Tops'
Curly Tops False Cypress

zones

 
Description:  A globose semi-dwarf coniferous evergreen false cypress. It grows very slowly, eventually reaching a mature height of
approximately 4-5’ tall. Features a round mound of contorted metallic blue foliage which looks like curls.

 

Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 3-5'
Spread: 3-5'


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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Fairy Puff'
Fairy Puff False Cypress

zones 4-8

 
Description:  Enchanting petite mound of soft, fluffy, green foliage with feathery tips of creamy yellow-white. A light shearing will help encourage a compact form and even more pale-tipped new growth. When grown in shade, the variegation is almost pure white, but in more sun, it tends to be more yellowish.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green w/White Tips
Height: 1' (10 year size)
Spread: 2'


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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mops'
Golden Mops False Cypress

zones

 
Description:  A low mounding pyramidal form with brilliant yellow thread-like foliage.  With time, this plant can grow taller and wider than the height/spread below.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 5-6'


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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Soft Serve'
Soft Serve False Cypress

zones 5-7

 
Description:  This compact, conical False Cypress has graceful, soft fern-like branches. The leaves are bright green on top and flecked with silver-blue on the underside. A great alternative for Dwarf Alberta Spruce and pyramidal Yews. Deer resistant.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-10'
Spread: 5-6'


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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Vintage Gold'
Vintage Gold False Cypress
zones
 
Description:  A dwarf, golden foliage form.  Its an evergreen, mounding, globose cultivar that reportedly will reach a mature height of only 36" tall.  It features golden, fine-textured, feathery foliage.  Very slow growing.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Yellow
Height: 3'
Spread: 3'
 
 

 


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