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Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress*

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Blue Moon'

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Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Blue Moon') at English Gardens

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Blue Moon') at English Gardens

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress foliage

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Japanese Falsecypress

Brand:  Iseli

Description:

A globular garden evergreen with very fine, steel-blue foliage; a great choice for adding texture and color to a garden; minimal pruning to maintain shape; prefers humid environments

Ornamental Features

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress has attractive steel blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain steel blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Blue Moon Sawara Falsecypress will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features