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Native alternative(s) for Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun':
Juniperus communis var. depressa Juniperus comunis var. depressa
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' Form
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea' Close up
Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana'
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun' has some common insect problems:
Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun'

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

‘Heatherbun' Atlantic white cypress is a woody, needled evergreen shrub in the Cupressaceae (cypress) family. It has a rounded habit and slow growth rate, eventually reaching 6 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. The genus name derives from the Greek word chamai, for dwarf or low to the ground, and kyparissos, for cypress.

It requires acidic, moist soil with good drainage; it will tolerate soil that is occasionally wet. Locate it on a site that receives full sun or partial shade. Protect it from windy conditions and snow loads as it is prone to splitting. 

This white cypress cultivar is suitable for lawns, in foundation plantings and hedges, or as a specimen. With persistent juvenile pale blue-green foliage that turns plum-purple in winter, consider planting ‘Heatherbun’ where the winter color can be enjoyed.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems:  No serious insect or disease problems. It does have some susceptibility to juniper blight, root rot, and certain insect pests such as bagworms. See Clemson's publication on root rot.  This tree is frequently damaged by white tailed deer.

VIDEO Created by Elizabeth Meyer for "Trees, Shrubs and Conifers" a plant identification course offered in partnership with Longwood Gardens.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    thyoides
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 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)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    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, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Blue-green needles with purplish winter color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil