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Cream Ball Chamaecyparis Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Cream Ball'

Description

'Cream Ball' is a compact dwarf, rounded evergreen shrub with cream-colored, and finely textured foliage. It grows in the form of a very tight ball when young and is sometimes vulnerable to sun-scald. It is a great choice for rock gardens and troughs. It has fine, almost string-like brilliant gray-green foliage with cream variegation at the tips that helps add texture and color in the garden.

It is very slow-growing and after 10 years a mature specimen will measure 18 inches tall and 2 feet wide.

Plant in any moist well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Works great in a container or rock garden.

More information on Chamaecyparis pisifera.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#shrub#partial sun#slow growing
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#shrub#partial sun#slow growing
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    pisifera
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are gray-green and nearly thread-like with distinctive yellow-green to almost white tips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen