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Sawara cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera

Also known as

Cypress

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45m

Max

5m

15m

Min

2m

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Chamaecyparis pisifera (Sawara Cypress). Morton Arboretum acc. 745-27*4
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Sawara cypress Overview

This is a broad conical evergreen conifer. The needles are dark green-blue, the undersides of branches can be strongly marked bluish white. The young growth can be scaled and prickly. The cultivars fall into 4 groups, the Squarrosa Group, the Plumosa Group, the Filifera Group and the Nana Group.

Common problems with Sawara cypress

How to propagate Sawara cypress

Seed

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Cuttings

Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Sawara cypress

Banks, specimen, ornamental, foliage