Chamaecyparis - Mikko / Size 2
Mikko Chamaecyparis

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Our Price: $15.95

Product Code: CHAMIK2

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Mikko' aka 'Snow'

Overall Description

This plant has very similar growth habits as Blue Fuzzy Dwarf, or even Baby Blue Chamaecyparis - much slower growth than Blue Fuzzy. Feathery foliage is light bluish-green and is tipped in bright white throughout the warmer times of year. Has almost a "frosted" appearance. White tips gradually fade as weather cools in the late fall, and is not present during the winter. Great choice for a variety of uses - accents, group plantings, can even be planted close together (3-4 ft) and trimmed for use as a hedge/border. Although you may lose some of the brilliant white tipping on the ends if steadily trimmed. Does best in locations where there is a little shade during the hot afternoons - can sometimes get scorched in direct, hot sun.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 4 - 5 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 4" - 6" per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun, best in partial shade

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

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--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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