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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Nana'

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kam-ay-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er-a
Description

Dwarf Threadleaf Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends a fine and delicate texture to the landscape with its thread-like green leaves on long pendulous branches. The reddish peeling bark adds additional interest.

Plant in any moist well-drained soil in sun to part sun and give it good air circulation. Use as an accent, plant among rocks or a grouping.

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#evergreen#full sun tolerant#shrub#showy leaves#winter interest#fall interest#accent plant#foundation planting#rounded#summer interest#spring interest#partial shade tolerant
 
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#evergreen#full sun tolerant#shrub#showy leaves#winter interest#fall interest#accent plant#foundation planting#rounded#summer interest#spring interest#partial shade tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    pisifera
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    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:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    No true fruit - female seed-bearing cones are green when immature turning to brown.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    No true flowers - the pollen bearing cones are small and often reddish, growing from the branch tips.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Light green, lacy, scale and thread-like leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought