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Soft Serve® False Cypress Chamaecyparis pisfera

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Early Spring
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 72 - 120 Inches
$16.99
Size: Quart
$34.99
Size: One Gallon
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Soft Serve® False Cypress Chamaecyparis pisfera
Part Sun to Sun 72 - 120

Features

Evergreen with soft, bright green leaves flecked silver blue underneath. Compact. Elegant soft texture. Deer resistant.

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Salt Tolerant
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Evergreen
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
72 - 120 Inches
Spacing: 
72 - 120 Inches
Spread: 
60 - 72 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Brown
Flower Shade: 
conifer - not noticable.
Foliage Colors: 
Blue
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green flecked with silver blue
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Shrub borders, hedges, specimen, perennial borders and containers.

Maintenance Notes: 

Extremely adaptable, but prefers moist, loamy, well-drained, lime-free soils. This compact selection does not require any pruning. To keep smaller, minimal pruning can be done in summer. Medium moisture. Evergreen - slow growing. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for evergreens. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. Protect from harsh winter sun and winds.

This soft, graceful evergreen has lovely color, too.

A compact, conical falsecypress with graceful, soft fern-like branches. The leaves are bright green on top and flecked with silver-blue on the underside. This sport of 'Boulevard' is a great substitute for Dwarf Alberta Spruce.

Soft Serve® Chamaecyparis pisfera 'Dow Whiting' USPP 20,883
  • We know Dow Whiting and are working with him and Linda on landscaping our home. This was a must have shrub and it serves as the anchor plant to one of the beds in front of our home. When coming down the street it is and will be the first shrub you see and it eventually (when mature) will soften the corner of the home.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Michele Prose
    Highlandville
    Missouri
    United States
    2 years ago
  • I bought this plant from dow whiting himself in 2008. it is absolutely beautiful.no regrets

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    mike mcintosh
    3 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I purchased two seedlings from Bluestone Perennials in 2009. They overwintered in my containers and are thriving with no fuss. Beautiful plants with georgous texture.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    jodi pollock
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    Massachusetts
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Awesome Plant!I have had several neighbors inquire about the plant.It has a very nice shape.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mike McIntosh
    Indiana
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Very nice plant although I'm starting to see a little bit of yellowing on the inside of the plant after a month and a half of being planted.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mike McIntosh
    Indiana
    United States
    4 years ago
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