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Chamaecyparis pisifera

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

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

The straight species is a good-looking green tree 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. 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 the mutations.



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