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Chamaecyparis thyoides ‘Andelyensis’

White cypress

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Features

  • FruitsMarch
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread3m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Chamaecyparis thyoides ‘Andelyensis’ (White cypress). ‘Andelyensis’ is a conical form with bluish green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Year-round interest.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are tolerant of chalky soils but grow best in moist but well drained neutral to slightly acid soil. If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.

Propagation

From cuttings, the typical tree forms from seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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