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Snow Falsecypress Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Snow'

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

Snow Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. This shrub features bluish foliage flecked with white at the tips that are particularly prominent in spring. It is somewhat sensitive to the hot summer sun and winds so plant in a sheltered location in partial shade. 

Plant in any moist well-drained soil in part sun. Use as an accent, border or foundation plant.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    pisifera
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Rarely fruits
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Fine, dense, blue-green foliage in sprays with white tips.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen