• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact form to 8 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Does not flower
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA
    Plant type:Conifer
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Compact form to 8 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasA beautiful small shrub perfect for foundation planting cover up of footings, crawl spaces and utilities. Makes a beautiful bed filler with good form and soft texture. Well suited to the Asian inspired garden. Excellent background for perennials or to fill in behind water gardens and waterfalls.
    Companion PlantsCombine this evergreen with bold flowering plants such as Magical Gold Forsythia, (Forsythia x intermedia 'Kilgold'), Butter and Sugar Siberian Iris, (Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'), Shirley Temple Double Peony, (Paeonia x 'Shirley Temple') and Texas Purple Japanese Wisteria, (Wisteria floribunda 'Texas Purple').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: fall.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This genus translates from the Greek for dwarf and cypress leading to its common name, false-cypress. This species was collected from Japan by Dutch physician Philipp von Siebold and introduced by the English nursery firm of H. G. Veitch in 1861. This sport was discovered in Konjin Nursery in Holland before 1964.