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Blue Squarrosa Intermedia Chamaecyparis

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Product Code: CHASQU1

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Intermedia'

Overall Description

This particular Chamaecyparis cultivar has been known to go by several different names, most commonly being : Blue Moss Falsecypress, Moss sawara Falsecypress, and Blue Moss Cypress.

When young, this plant is more globe shaped, but quickly develops long, whiplike branches and a more semi pyramidal shape with age. The long whiplike branches are eventually filled with very dense, tight, soft silvery blue foliage. This cultivar has outstanding silvery blue color, and makes a wonderful small to medium sized specimen planting.

The branches can be trimmed to maintain a more globe shaped appearance if desired, or can even be trimmed / trained into a variety of topiary, or sculptured shapes - even pom poms!!

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 5 - 7 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 5 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun - caution should be used if planting in full sun during hot summer months. Perefers a break from hot midday summer sun.

--Soil Preference :
Average to fertile with good organic content - mulching strongly recommended.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - silvery blue foliage is fine textured, and has a somewhat soft, fluffy appearance throughout the tree. New growth is more elongated & fernlike, and matures to the finer textured foliage mentioned above.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention

--Diseases / Insects :
Relatively disease & pest free - although one can never rule out an occasional bagworm on just about any evergreen species.

--Recommended Spacing :
No particular spacing recommendation for this variety. Will depend on the type of landscape application & purpose of planting.

--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.

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