Sawara Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 40 to 70 feet, to 120 in native Japanese wild
Plant Spread: 15 to 20 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 3)Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 3)
July 26, 2011

As the sun came out, my day at Hampton Court beside the River Thames was getting better, apart from the odd shower. Now I could at last get out and wander on this hallowed ground. Join me as I finish in the floral marquee and go for another trek.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 2, 2019 8:37 PM

I occasionally see this tree planted in yards and landscapes southeast Pennsylvania and in the Chicago area; not lots of them. It is the mother species from which many mutated cultivars have been selected. Small needles in flattened, two-ranked branchlets. Tiny brown cones about 1/4 inch long and wide with 6 to 8 scales. Grows about 1.5 feet/year. Native to Japan. It makes a nice coniferous tree. Please don't plant any right along the East Coast where the Atlantic Whitecedar grows, lest it would contaminate the native species somehow with pollen.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is this conifer-like tree? by euophrys Oct 23, 2019 2:31 PM 3
What plant is this please? by pookie171717 Aug 19, 2019 8:17 PM 4
Tree ID and questions please by gross4160 Jul 9, 2019 8:30 PM 1
Tree Identification by americancharm Mar 26, 2019 2:32 PM 1
Unknown Conifer? Juniper? by PATRICK66 Dec 12, 2018 11:20 AM 12
Bagworms WANTED: yes you read it right! by GregC Aug 14, 2019 11:27 AM 21
Bug spoiled a whole plant, spreading to others, flying on house wall by ramyagaddam Jun 21, 2018 9:00 AM 8
Plant ID request (II) by 3mark Aug 7, 2016 6:02 AM 19
Chartreuse - no flowers by LisaOsgood Jun 9, 2016 12:12 PM 5
Cypress; for ID by sharkfur Jul 19, 2015 4:25 AM 7

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