Trio of Ray of Light Chamaecyparis in garden Ray of Light Chamaecyparis planted in landscape Close up of white gold and green Ray of Light Chamaecyparis foliage

RAY OF LIGHT™

False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera

'RIKACPMC'

USPP 29,502

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Trio of Ray of Light Chamaecyparis in garden Ray of Light Chamaecyparis planted in landscape Close up of white gold and green Ray of Light Chamaecyparis foliage
  • Colorful evergreen
  • Deer resistant
  • Soft to the touch
Description

Bask in the radiance! Ray Of Light Sawara cypress boasts uniquely colorful foliage. Each branchlet bears a variety of colors, starting with a ghostly near-white in the center which warms to yellow before going deep green at the tips. The result is an eye-catching ombré effect. Rounded upright habit.

USDA Zone
5 - 7 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
8 - 10'
Width
8 - 10'
Finish Time
1.5 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Yellow
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

Soil

Adaptable to any well-drained soil.

Pruning

Little pruning required; trim to shape as needed in mid-spring through early summer.

Uses

Specimen, foundation plantings, mixed borders

Growing Tips

Multicolor effect is most pronounced on new growth.