Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Cyano-Viridis'
Cyano-Viridis Falsecypress foliage
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Height: 15 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Boulevard Blue Cypress, Japanese Falsecypress
One of the most appreciated of all cultivars, this gem features beautiful fine dusty blue foliage with silvery overtones that is slow growing and densely upright in habit; excellent for borders and screening
Cyano-Viridis Falsecypress is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive steel blue foliage with silver stripes. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain steel blue throughout the winter. The shaggy antique red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Cyano-Viridis Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Cyano-Viridis Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Cyano-Viridis Falsecypress will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.