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Pinpoint® Blue False Cypress Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
240" 72"
Height
180 - 240"
Spread
60 - 72"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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    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' USPP 30,707
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