Chamaecyparis pisifera - Soft Serve(TM) Cham. 'Dow Whiting' / Size 1
Chamaecyparis pisifera Soft Serve(TM) Dow Whiting

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Product Code: CHASOS1

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Dow Whiting' - Soft Serve(TM) Sawara False Cypress - Plant Patent #20883

Overall Description

Soft Serve(TM) Sawara False Cypress is a Proven Winners(TM) introduction that is a beautiful, feathery textured evergreen. It is a developed sport of 'Boulevard' Chamaecyparis, with soft, fernlike, feathery foliage that a medium green color with sliver flecking located on the undersides. Also known as Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Dow Whiting'. Very, very delicate look with a fine texture.

Overall shape is conical, somewhat pyramidal with very dense branching. Can be used effectively as a mid sized privacy screen, border, or windbreak. Gives a very elegant, soft appearance in any landscape. Trouble free, and very low maintenance.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 6 - 9ft

--Mature Width : 6 - 9 ft ( widest at base, tapering towards top )

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Moist, rich, fertile soil - well drained ( mulching would be well recommended )

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Very light, feathery texture - medium green foliage with silvery white flecking on the underside. Beautiful, elegant look.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
No flowers, but some rounded cones have been periodically spotted on more mature specimens.

--Diseases / Insects :
No major problems have been reported with this variety

--Recommended Spacing :
Space approx 5 - 6 feet apart for any type of screen / border use.

--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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