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Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Shiva'

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

'Shiva' is a semi-dwarf pyramidal form of Atlantic White Cypress that typically grows over time to 5-8' tall and to 3-5' wide. It has beautiful feathery blue-green to gray-green foliage that acquires coppery-brown tones in winter. It may brown in the center. It maintains a central leader and is found in moist to boggy soil.

It prefers full sun in moist fertile soil and tolerates some wet soils. Shelter from strong winds. Useful in the mixed border, foundation planting or as a hedge.

 

 

More information on Chamaecyparis thyoides.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#blue green needles#winter interest#wet soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#blue green needles#winter interest#wet soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    thyoides
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • 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:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Forms non-showy cones
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Short, needle-like leaves with feathery, blue-green foliage that turns brownish in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Erosion
    Wet Soil