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Threadleaf Falsecypress*

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera'

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Threadleaf Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera') at Creekside Home & Garden

Threadleaf Falsecypress

Threadleaf Falsecypress

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Japanese Falsecypress, Sawara Falsecypress

Description:

Known as the Threadleaf falsecypress because of the fine, almost string-like foliage, giving an extremely fine texture; still a rather large tree, makes quite an accent

Ornamental Features

Threadleaf Falsecypress has green foliage. The threadlike leaves remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Threadleaf Falsecypress is an evergreen tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Threadleaf Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Threadleaf Falsecypress will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

This plant may not be hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply. Please contact the store for further details.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Ornamental Features