Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'
kam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er -a
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Conifer, evergreen tree, to 15-25+ ft, narrow-pyramidal, conical. Needles awl-shaped, 6 mm long, curved inward, silvery blue-green in summer and grayish-blue in winter. Interior brown needles often visible. Soft to touch. Compared to C. pisifera ‘Squarrosa’, its foliage is bluer, more dense, and the plant stays more compact.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 A sport of ‘Squarrosa’ introduced by Boulevard Nurseries. Sometimes sold as a container plant, but it grows larger than most expect and can soon outgrow its role as a foundation plant.