Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'
is a wonderful, rarely seen small tree that is by far one of our
favorites. It has a very neat pyramidal growth habit with soft, silvery
blue foliage that grows in a slightly twisted manner. Takes on a slight
purplish tinge in the winter. Can be used for an eye-catching specimen
tree, small to medium sized border/screen, or can be grouped together
in plantings of 3 or 4. Quickly becoming a very popular choice for home
landscapes due to its very delicate, ornamental look. Moderate growth -
average moisture, likes some organic content in its soil for best
color. Full sun to part shade is acceptable.
Older, more mature specimens will display some browning of interior portions of the tree with age, which can be easily brushed out / removed by hand if it becomes excessive or unsightly. Definitely one of our favorites of all the varieties we grow.....beautiful!!
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 8 - 12 ft
Mature Width: 4 - 6 ft.
Growth rate: Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade - enjoys a break from any extreme hot midday summer sun if available.
Soil Preference: Moist, fertile, well drained. Slightly acidic. Mulching strongly recommended.
Foliage Color & Texture: Very fine, light feathery texture. Foliage is a brilliant silvery blue, with a green / turquoise undertone. Older inner foliage is browned off / shed annually, and can easily be removed by hand if desired.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: N/A
Diseases / Insects: Chamaecyparis ( Falsecypress
) is relatively free of serious problems although blight (Phomopsis
juniperovora), root rot and other minor insect pests have been noted on
Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.