• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    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 PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Azalea (Azalea); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Camellia (Camellia); Pine (Pinus); Hosta (Hosta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established, prefers evenly moist soil, but tolerates brief dry spells. 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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.