Chamaecyparis - Filicoides / Size 1
Filicoides Chamaecyparis

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Available at a later date
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 5" - 7" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: CHAFIL1

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'

Overall Description

A small tree form of obtusa Chamaecyparis that has a very irregular growth habit. Develops long arching, pendulous branches that are heavily clothed with dense, dark green foliage. Foliage is quite pendulous as well, and is fern-like in both shape and appearance. Makes a very interesting accent or specimen planting due to its curious growth habit. Likes full sun, but will accept partial shade as well. Moist soil, well drained with good organic content will provide best growth & color.

We have very limited numbers of this beautiful variety each year - so be sure & get one whenever you can!!

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 7 - 9 ft

--Mature Width : 5 - 7 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average, moist & fertile - well drained. Mulching recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - has an open growth habit, but each branch is heavily covered with dark green fernlike foliage that has a somewhat "leathery" touch & feel to it. Has an overall delicate look.....but more of a rigid, heavy feel than you would expect from appearance alone.

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

--Diseases / Insects :
No real threats have been observed with this particular Chamaecyparis variety.

--Recommended Spacing :
No specific recommendations apply to normal planting uses.

--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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