Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'
Common name: 
Boulevard Falsecypress
Pronunciation: 
kam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er -a
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Synonyms: 
‘Cyano-viridis’
‘Squorrosa Cyano-viridis’
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • branches

    branches

  • branch, "portrait"

    branch, "portrait"

  • branchlets, comparison with‘Squarrosa’

    branchlets, comparison with‘Squarrosa’