Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera’

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera’

Phonetic: kam-may-sip-are-iss piz-i-fear-uh fil-if-er-uh

Common Name(s): Thread-Leaf False Cypress

Family: Cupressaceae
Origin: Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu
Plant Type: Needle tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Needle-like
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Silvery blue-gray
Fall Color: –
Texture: Fine
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Non-flowering
Flower Color(s): Non-flowering

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 4-8
Climate Zone(s): 3, 15-17, 21-24
Growth Rate: Slow               
Height: 6-7 Feet
Spread: 3-7 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, juniper blight, bagworms
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, moist and fertile soils

Features: Low maintenance, drought tolerant, large pyramidal conifer, drooping foliage, whip or cord-like branches, covered with scale-like leaves, semi-dwarf, peeling reddish-brown bark
Uses: Rock gardens, foundation, specimen

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