Fernspray False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’)

Fernspray False Cypress

  • Great for hHedges, Screens and Borders
  • Perfect for Asian or Contemporary Gardens
  • Showy, Fern-Like Foliage

Evergreens are the backbones of the garden. They “hold the fort down” with their steady foliage display no matter the weather or season. Unfortunately, the downside to being such a stalwart in the garden is that it’s easy to overlook the graceful beauty of evergreens. Until now.

Fernspray False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’) refuses to go quietly. This striking evergreen is relatively unheard of in American gardens, but that will soon change. These shrubs grow into a small tree form in a loose, fluffy pyramid shape without any pruning required. The limbs are gently curved and covered in enchanting foliage that looks almost like a fern gone rogue. You can’t help but want to reach out and touch it. (Trust us on this. You’ll see.)

Even though Fernspray makes a great backdrop behind the border, you’ll want it to be growing closer so that you and your garden guests can see the gorgeous foliage up close. Try a pair flanking a doorway or defining the entry path to your own secret garden. It is perfect in an Asian-inspired garden, but it also looks fantastic in a contemporary setting or even a woodland garden.

Pictures really don’t do this evergreen justice.

Be the trendsetter in your neighborhood with Fernspray False Cypress. You’ll be glad you did!

Fernspray False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’) Details

Common name Fernspray False Cypress
Botanical name Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 8 - 12 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Leaf color Yellow