Chamaecyparis - Rachael / Size 1
Rachael Chamaecyparis

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail late summer 2023
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 10" - 16" tall / Quart size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $7.95

Product Code: CHARAC1

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rachael'

Overall Description

This fast growing Chamaecyparis is somewhat pyramidal in growth. Has very elegant looking, fernlike foliage which keeps a good green color throughout the year. Until recently, this plant has been very under-used in home landscaping - mostly due to its lack of availability. Makes a good windbreak / screen, or a good specimen planting with good, fine foliage texture.

We currently are only able to produce / grow a small number of these trees each year, but hope to have increased availability numbers with each passing year. Very attractive Chamaecyparis variety, and very unusual - making it an excellent specimen planting, especially for those folks who want something a little different in their landscape.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 15 - 20 ft

--Mature Width : 6 - 8 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast ( 8"-14" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Color is a nice bright medium green with a fine, somewhat feathery texture.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts : Cones - older, more mature specimens occasionally will show small cones that start out as a lime green color, maturing to a coppery brown color in late fall / winter.

--Diseases / Insects : None to mention - occasional bagworms may occur. Check annually in mid spring for any presence.

--Recommended Spacing : Depends on exact application intended. For privacy screen / windbreak use, plant approximately 4 ft apart.

--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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