• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA
    Plant type:Conifer, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Pine (Pinus); Hosta (Hosta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows well in average to fertile, neutral to acidic, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh wind. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Prefers humidity and ample moisture; withstands brief dry spells when established. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.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
    History:
    This is a selection of fernspray false cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'), discovered by Monrovia craftsman Pedro Quevedo in Dayton, Oregon.