Chamaecyparis pisifera - Sawara False Cypress
Another very handsome landscape plant that is native to Japan. Has a very upright, pyramidal growth habit with reddish brown peeling bark. Makes a great larger specimen planting. Very hardy - has a moderate growth rate. Prefers moist, very rich soil. Has a very stately, elegant look with slightly weeping, pendulous branches & foliage with maturity. Is becoming more & more popular in landscapes, as well as in parks & recreation areas.
Height: 50 - 60ft
Spread: 15 - 20 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate ( 6" -10" per year )
Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8 (9 if given some afternoon shade)
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Preference: Moist, rich, fertile soil - well drained