SOFT SERVE®

False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera

'Dow Whiting'

USPP 20,883

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Conical Soft Serve Chamaecyparis with soft fern like branches in landscape Compact Soft Serve Chamaecyparis in garden Conical Soft Serve Chamaecyparis in garden near porch Close up of the silver-blue underside of Soft Serve Chamaecyparis foliage
  • Evergreen
  • Useful habit
  • Deer resistant
Description

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)
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.