Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Baby Blue'
Blue is a very attractive Chamaecyparis with intense silvery blue
colored foliage that has a feathery look to it. Foliage turns a slight
purplish plum color in winter months, giving this plant year round
interest. Has an overall upright, somewhat conical growth habit and
keeps a very nice tidy shape with little or no trimming at all. Makes a
great accent planting, or can even be grouped together in foreground plantings.
Also makes a great container specimen due to its slower growth rate,
and manageable size at maturity.
Plant Facts & Specifications--Mature Height :
3 - 5 ft
--Mature Width :
3 - 4 ft.
--Growth Rate :
Slow ( 3" - 5" avg per yr )
--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade - but actually prefers, and does best in, part sun / part shade locations.
--Soil Preference :
Moist, fertile, well drained. Slightly acidic. Mulching strongly recommended.
--Foliage Color & Texture :
Very fine, light feathery texture. Foliage is a very nice silvery blue, and is quite dense.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
--Diseases / Insects :
Relatively free of serious problems although blight (Phomopsis
juniperovora), root rot and other minor insect pests have been noted on
--Recommended Spacing :
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--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.