Chamaecyparis pisifera--Sawara False Cypress

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Chamaecyparis pisifera--Sawara False Cypress

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Grow false cypress cultivars in a sunny location in moist, well drained loam. The plants transplant reasonably well when root pruned, but the height, spread and growth rate depend on the cultivar selected. Some of the cultivars listed grow too large for use in foundation plantings. There may be problems with sun scorch.

Cultivars are: 'aurea nana'--dwarf, 3 feet tall, yellow foliage; 'Boulevard'-- 3 to 8 feet tall, bluish foliage; 'filifera nana'--dwarf, 2 1/2 feet tall, branchlets pendulous, threadlike; 'Golden Mop'--3 feet tall, foliage yellow, threadlike; 'nana'--dwarf, 2 feet tall, dense, spread is twice the height; 'plumosa compressa'--dwarf, 2 feet tall, rounded, dense; 'plumosa rogersii'--dwarf, 3 feet tall, golden yellow foliage; 'squarrosa minima'-- dwarf, 3 feet tall, dense, mosslike foliage.

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Chamaecyparis pisifera Boulevard - 78K Chamaecyparis pisifera Golden Mop - 75K
Chamaecyparis pisifera Mikko - 76K Chamaecyparis pisifera compacta variegata - 72K
Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera - 50K Chamaecyparis pisifera lycopoides - 64K
Chamaecyparis pisifera nana argentia - 58K
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