Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Curly Tops'
Common name: 
Curly Tops Falsecypress
Curly Tops Sawara Cypress
Pronunciation: 
kam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er -a
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, globose semi-dwarf form, grows very slowly [2 × 2 ft (60 × 60 cm) in 10 years, eventually reaching a mature height of approximately 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m) tall.  Forms a round to narrow mound of metallic blue foliage with twisted and curled branch tips.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4     Found in Australia by Yamina Nursery about 1989.
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