Sawara False Cypress, Boulevard Cypress, Blue Moss Cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaecyparis (kam-ee-SIP-a-riss) (Info)
Species: pisifera (pee-SEE-fer-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Wayne, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 23, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

The straight species is a good-looking green tree that gets about 30 to 60 feet high under landscape conditions in the US, and it is somewhat commonly planted in southeast PA, and there are a few planted in the Chicago region and other parts of the Midwest and East; native to Japan. It grows at the typical medium rate of 1.5 ft/yr like most conifer trees. It drops little needles and tiny roundish cones much of the year, like other coniferous trees, especially in autumn. It does well in regular residential landscapes. There is a huge number of various cultivars taken from this species. Many have yellow or bluish foliage, many are bushes propagated from cuttings, and many cultivars are extremely unnatural and horribly used in landscape design; actually there is no real design oftentimes with... read more