Miniature Moss False Cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Minima'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
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- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||kam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er-a skwah-RO-sa MIN-i-ma|
|Lore||Chamaecyparis translates from the Greek as false cypress because it is technically distinct from the genus Cupressus.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Hillside, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Spirea (Spiraea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Boxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8