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Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Barry's Silver’

Sawara cypress

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Features

  • FruitsMarch
  • Height15m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourSilver

Description

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Barry's Silver’ (Sawara cypress). This is a broad conical evergreen conifer. The needles are dark green-blue, the undersides of branches can be strongly marked bluish white. The young growth can be scaled and prickly. The cultivars fall into 4 groups, the Squarrosa Group, the Plumosa Group, the Filifera Group and the Nana Group.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

North America, Japan

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ornamental, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in rich to average soil and will prefer full sun. Good drainage is essential as well as a consistent moisture, and they will need protection from harsh, drying winds.

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, honey fungus may be a problem where young plants are more susceptible.

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