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Heatherbun Chamaecyparis Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun'

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kam-ay-SIP-a-ris thy-OY-deez
Description

Heatherbun' is a small, rounded shrub-form of the Atlantic white cypress with persistent juvenile pale blue-green foliage that turns plum-purple in winter. Plant where the winter color can be enjoyed.

Preference is for well-drained moist sandy, peaty soil and tolerates occasional wet conditions. Plant in full sun and protect from windy conditions and snow loads as it is prone to splitting.

Works well as a specimen, hedge or foundation planting.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    thyoides
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Blue-green needles with purplish winter color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil