Chamaecyparis - Red Star / Size 1
Red Star Chamaecyparis / False Cypress

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Product Code: CHARST1

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Red Star' - aka C. thyoides 'Rubicon'

Overall Description

Red Star is a member of the Atlantic Whitecedar family, and is a Chamaecyparis with multiple uses in landscapes. Also has seasonal interests due to foliage color changes in winter.

This Chamaecyparis variety has very dense, soft, foliage that is a beautiful blue / green color throughout the growing season, than changes to a purplish plum color with the onset of colder weather in the winter. Foliage returns to blue / green once springtime rolls around, but the color change is very attractive, and gives a seasonal change to the landscape.

Growth habit is mostly columnar, with mature width seldom reaching more than 3-4 feet. Mature height eventually tops out at about 15 feet. Makes an excellent accent plant, and can also be effectively grown in a small group setting of 3 - 4 trees - arranged however you might desire. Works very well against buildings, helps hide gutter downspouts, etc. Placed around corners of houses / buildings makes a great colorful accent......once again, with winter interest due to the foliage change in winter.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 15 - 20 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 5 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 8 "- 12" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Light, soft texture with a blue / green color during the warmer growing season, changing to a purplish plum color in winter.

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

--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 3 - 3 1/2 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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