I have 1 of these planted as a specimen piece in my garden. LOVE IT and would definitely buy more of these HOWEVER, I strongly DISAGREE with whoever says no need for trimming on these. They do grow a little unorganized, which I actually like that look. The ISSUE is that, with the uneven grow in certain areas, the weight of the branches starts to, well REALLY weigh on those branches, leading to holes/ open areas in the tree due to the heavy weight where the growth really takes off. LOVE this tree, would buy and plant more of them. But I couldn’t disagree more with the “no need to trim statement”. Totally false in my opinion/ findings. I suggest lighting trimming this little beauty for ultimate results.
Soft Serve® False Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera
- Part Sun to Sun
- Early Spring
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 InterestFall InterestWinter InterestSalt TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:TallGarden Height:72 - 120 InchesSpacing:72 - 120 InchesSpread:60 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:BrownFlower Shade:conifer - not noticable.Foliage Colors:BlueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Green flecked with silver blueHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:ModerateBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8aWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses 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
8 Reviews5741321Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Spencer, Michigan, United States, 2 years ago
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, 10 years ago
I bought this plant from dow whiting himself in 2008. it is absolutely beautiful.no regretsmike mcintosh, 11 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Illinois, United States, 11 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.jodi pollock, Pennsylvania, United States, 11 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Massachusetts, United States, 11 years ago
Awesome Plant!I have had several neighbors inquire about the plant.It has a very nice shape.Mike McIntosh, Indiana, United States, 11 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.Mike McIntosh, Indiana, United States, 11 years ago