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Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaecyparis (kam-ee-SIP-a-riss) (Info)
Species: thyoides (thy-OY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Rubicon
Additional cultivar information: (aka Red Star)

3 vendors have this plant for sale.


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral JustLearning972 On Jun 6, 2011, JustLearning972 from Hopewell, VA wrote:

We bought one of these trees in April of 2011. We have noticed that it is turning brown in some spots. Can some one help us in figuring out what might be causing this and what we can do to remedy it.

Neutral esteve59 On Feb 21, 2010, esteve59 from Annapolis, MD wrote:

I purchased two what looked to be fairly well established 12-15" trees from Tiny Treasures nursery. Unfortunately they did not make it thru the winter.
They were in planters....I may try some in the ground next time.

Positive Lakeside3 On Dec 27, 2008, Lakeside3 from Jacksonville, NC wrote:

I love this specimen, purchased in spring08; during spring through summer the color is blue-green then turns a plum color during the fall into winter. The Plum color is stunning! Here are a few pictures taken.


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

Raleigh, North Carolina
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Fircrest, Washington

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