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Chamaecyparis pisifera

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False cypress is a member of the Chamaecyparis family. Its botanical name is Chamaecyparis pisifera.

Leaves usually appear in   Dark green and   Lawn green

It is a non-edible conifer and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year.

Normally grows with a shrubby habit.

Japan is believed to be where False cypress originates from.

False cypress is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about False cypress have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow False cypress

False cypress is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for False cypress to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing False cypress from seed

Transplanting False cypress

False cypress is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

How long does False cypress take to grow?

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False cypress Etymology

Pronounced : Shami-si-Paris I thought this may be helpful as I was ‘stuck’ on this one!

Other names for False cypress

Threadbranch cypress, Threadleaf cypress, Sawara falsecypress


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