This plant has a cypress-like, densely conical form with erect feathery branches of ovate blue-gray juvenile leaves. Oblong male cones emerge bluish black, opening brick red. Female cones are wrinkled and reddish brown, to one half-inch. A native of western North America, it is a very popular species since it is highly adaptable.
CareThrives in moist, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil in full sun. Prune dead branches if needed, but do not cut into old wood.
PropagationRoot semi-ripe cuttings in late summer. Dwarf cultivars should be grafted in late winter or spring.
ProblemsSpruce mite, twig blight, root rot, needle blights.
- Genus : Chamaecyparis
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium to Wet
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Type : Trees
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Winter Interest