Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Blue Fuzzy Dwarf'
soft silvery-blue foliage stays dense giving this plant a sort of
"fuzzy" appearance - hence its name. Foliage takes on a slight purplish
/ bronze color in colder climates. The more harsh exposure it receives, the more pronounced this discoloration will be. Easy to grow - average moisture,
likes soil with a little organic content in it. Full sun to part shade,
but best color in 50/50 situations. Fast grower that will reach
maturity quicker than most Chamaecyparis. Best used as an accent plant,
or in grouped plantings. Very unusual plant - and hard to find. Little to no maintenance required at all.......which is always a plus.
Plant Facts & Specifications--Mature Height :
5 - 7 ft
--Mature Width :
4 - 5 ft.
--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast ( 6" - 12" 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....but not necessary.
--Soil Preference :
Average, fertile, well drained. Slightly acidic. Mulching strongly recommended.
--Foliage Color & Texture :
Very soft textured juvenile type foliage with excellent density & blue-green color. Will bronze / discolor with exposure to harsh, cold conditions - but bronzing is temporary, and varies in intensity depending upon amount of exposure, and exact planting location.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts : None to mention
--Diseases / Insects :
) is relatively free of serious problems although blight (Phomopsis
juniperovora), root rot, and other minor pests have been noted on
--Recommended Spacing : Plant approx 5 feet apart for a slight distinction between individual specimens. Can be planted slightly closer for a continuous, hedge / barrier type appearance, or widened for a more distinct gap between specimens of desired.
--Deer Resistance Rating : Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
--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.