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Miniature Moss False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Minima'

Pronunciation: kam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er-a skwah-RO-sa MIN-i-ma
SKU #02382

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Description A dwarf evergreen with a wonderful naturally globe-shaped form that displays soft sprays of foliage on dense branches, offering year-round interest. Foliage is soft green with gray-green undersides. The billowy, cushion-like shape makes this a unique accent or rock garden choice.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Landscape Use Border, Container, Poolside, Hillside
Design Ideas Small mounds of bright evergreen foliage are the salvation of winter gardens. Plant among perennials and deciduous woody plants to carry beds and borders through the dreary seasons. Clip to create symmetrical topiary globes in the formal landscape. Use a pair to flank steps or an entry. Makes a fine choice for carefree Japanese style compositions.
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Spirea (Spiraea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Boxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
Care Thrives in rich, acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Prefers cool, humid environments. Shelter from harsh drying winds. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Lore Chamaecyparis translates from the Greek as false cypress because it is technically distinct from the genus Cupressus.

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