False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera

'Dow Whiting'

USPP 20,883

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  • Evergreen
  • Useful habit
  • Deer resistant

Soft, distinctive foliage. A good substitute for dwarf Alberta spruce. Soft Serve® is a compact, conical false cypress with graceful, soft fern-like branches. The leaves are bright green on top and flecked with silver-blue on the underside. A sport of 'Boulevard'.

USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 6 - 10'

Width 6 - 10'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to any well-drained (but not dry) soil.

Pruning Little needed. Trim in late spring/early summer if desired.

Uses Shrub borders, hedges, specimen, perennial borders and containers.

Growing Tips Shear two to three times in production to develop body and habit.