SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera’
COMMON NAME: Filifera Threadbranch Cypress
GARDEN SIZE: 12 ft. tall x 12 ft. wide
GROWTH RATE: Medium; up to 6-10″ per year under ideal conditions
USDA ZONE: 4-8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Well-drained soil; Average water requirements
HABIT (FORM): Irregular mound, maturing into compact pyramidal
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Scale-like, fresh green in spring, softer tones in winter
PLANT ORIGIN: Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu
WILDLIFE SUPPORT: Not utilized by native wildlife. Deer resistant.
FERTILIZING: Feed in spring and fall with acidic organic fertilizer.
PRUNING: Minimal shearing required. Hand pruning is preferred. Late winter or early summer is best.
PET SAFETY: ASPCA safety not provided