SIZE: Varies widely depending on cultivar. The species will grow to 180' in native stands, but only 40 - 60 feet in cultivation. The cultivars range from 3' and up.
HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 7.
CULTURE: Sun, with cool, moist atmosphere and root conditions. Does not grow as well as other falsecypress in the Delaware Valley.
LANDSCAPE USE: The species can be an impressive specimen or alle tree. The cultivars work well in larger rock gardens and where other dwarf conifers would be used.
FOLIAGE: Opposite, approximately 1/4" long. The lateral pair of scalelike leaves
larger than the facial pair. Leaves typically with oil glands. Branchlets flattened,
typically with a blue cast to the foliage.
BARK: Silvery brown to reddish brown, deeply ridged and furrowed.
FRUIT: Cones, 1/3" and globose, 8 peltate scales.
PROPAGATION: Seed, cutting, graft.
PESTS: Root rot can be severe.
`Alumii' - columnar, blue foliage to 25'.
`Columnaris' - tight columnar habit, 15 - 20'.
`Oregon Blue' - broad, columnar, with blue foliage.
`Pembury Blue' - conical 25' (?), best blue (?).
`Stewartii' - conical to 30', golden yellow foliage.
`Winston Churchill' - conical, golden yellow foliage.
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University of Delaware Botanic Gardens • Newark, DE 19716 • Phone: 302 831-0153 •