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Soft Serve® False Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera

(7 REVIEWS)
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
120" 72"
Height
72 - 120"
Spread
60 - 72"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

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.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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  • Details

    Features

    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.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest
    Salt Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
    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.

    Soft Serve® Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Dow Whiting' USPP 20,883
  • 7 Reviews

    • 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.

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

      mike mcintosh
      7 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
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

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

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

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