Soft Serve False Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera

This soft, graceful evergreen has lovely color, too.

A compact, conical falsecypress with graceful, soft fern-like branches. The leaves are bright green on top and flecked with silver-blue on the underside. This sport of ‘Boulevard’ is a great substitute for dwarf Alberta spruce.

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Shrub

Shrub Type:

Evergreen

Height Category:

Tall

Garden Height:

72 – 120 Inches

Spacing:

72 – 120 Inches

Spread:

60 – 72 Inches

Flower Colors:

Brown

Flower Shade:

conifer – not noticable.

Foliage Colors:

Blue

Foliage Colors:

Green

Foliage Shade:

Green flecked with silver blue

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun

Light Requirement:

Sun

Maintenance Category:

Moderate

Bloom Time:

Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones:

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a

Water Category:

Average

Uses:

Container

Uses:

Landscape

Uses Notes:

Shrub borders, hedges, specimen, perennial borders and containers.

Maintenance Notes:

Extremely adaptable, but prefers moist, loamy, well-drained, lime-free soils. This compact selection does not require any pruning. To keep smaller, minimal pruning can be done in summer. Medium moisture. Evergreen – slow growing. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for evergreens. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. Protect from harsh winter sun and winds.