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Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Boulevard’

Sawara cypress

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Features

  • FruitsMarch
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread2m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourBlue-grey shades

Description

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Boulevard’ (Sawara cypress). ‘Boulevard’ is narrowly conical, about 10 ft (3 m) tall, with foliage of a bright steel blue mixed with green. It is of the ‘Squarrosa’ group.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

North America, Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage. Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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