Cypress

Chamaecyparis spp.

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Small genus of conifers originating from Eastern Asia and North America, usually columnar in shape. On plants less than a year old, leaves are needle-like, later developing into sprays that are flat and overlapping in adult trees. Male and female cones are produced and the leaves and bark are aromatic. This slow-growing genus has been widely cultivated as ornamental trees and for extensive landscaping use - hundreds of cultivar varieties have been bred for various traits including variegated/gold/bronze foliage, dwarf size, hedging and for its retention of the young needle-like leaves. Popular in rock gardens and for Bonsai.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Hedge plant

Winter colour

Wind break

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Clay, Sand, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Cupressaceae

Scent

Mild