Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 4 to 8
Size: 60' tall by 20' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Dark green foliage in flattened sprays. Sharply pointed, scale-like leaves with white markings below.Broadly conical habit. The species is rarely seen and the cultivars are normally more shrub-like, in the 3' to 20' range.
'Boulevard' (Blue Falsecypress) grows to 12' tall and 5' wide and has blue foliage. It is a 'Squarrosa' type, characterized by tight clusters of short needles. The interior foliage remains and is brown and visible.
'Clouded Sky' - Blue Sawara Falsecypress - rounded to pyramidal form - whiteish tips and blueish mature leaves.
'Filifera' (Threadlieaf) grows to 10' tall (can eventually get much larger) with a pyramidal form, slightly pendulous. Green leaves with fine texture, can have a shaggy appearance.
'Filifera Aurea' - similar to Filifera except with yellow/gold foliage and grows to 20' tall.
'Golden Pincushion' - To 5' tall and wide, 3' in 10 years, golden foliage.
'Plumosa Compressa' - dwarf, slow growing, forms a flat-topped bun, introduced from Holland before 1929.
'Snowflake' - Clemson
- Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Devon Cream'
- Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Gekko'
- Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop'
- Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pincushion'
- Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Lemon Yellow'
'Pisifera' translates as "pea bearing." This refers to the small cones of the species.
The plant is native to Japan.