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Pinpoint® Blue False Cypress Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Early Spring
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 180 - 240 Inches
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Pinpoint® Blue False Cypress Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Part Sun to Sun 180 - 240

Features

Irresistible blue evergreen.

One look at Pinpoint® Blue false cypress is all it takes to fall in love with its lush color and soft, feathery texture. It's a fantastic accent for any place in your landscape, but is particularly striking as a specimen. You'll love the way its unique color looks with your home - especially with tricky-to-match red or orange brick! Pinpoint Blue false cypress naturally grows as a narrow column, so it takes up little space in the landscape. A memorable choice for planting on either side of your front door! Available in garden centers in spring 2019.

Top reasons to grow Pinpoint Blue false cypress:

- Outstanding color looks good with just about any home style and color.

- Soft, feathery texture.

- Narrow habit takes up little space in the landscape, meaning you rarely, if ever, have to prune.

Foliage Interest
Winter Interest
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Plant Type: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Evergreen
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
180 - 240 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
60 - 72 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Blue
Foliage Shade: 
Blue
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Edging Plant
Uses: 
Good for Screening
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Works well as a dramatic specimen or grouped together as a narrow hedge.

Maintenance Notes: 

This plant needs superb drainage - do not plant in low-lying area or anywhere that standing water occurs, even occasionally. Rarely requires pruning but may be trimmed in spring if desired. 

Fun Facts: 

This lovely evergreen grows native only in Oregon and California; it is frequently called by the common name, "Port Orford cedar."

Pinpoint® Blue Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'SMNCLBF' USPPAF
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