Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera'
Common name: 
Threadleaf Falsecypress
Pronunciation: 
kam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er -a
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen shrub/tree, droopy mound, ragmop at first, 6-8 ft (2-2.5 m), finally 40-50 ft (12-15 m) high !!, broadly-conical, loose, fine textured.  Branchlets thin, filamentous, cord-like, pendulous, needles in opposing pairs, gray-green, white on inside.  Fruits only occasionally.
  • The dwarf form, ‘Filifera Nana’, is more likely suitable for home landscaping.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Species introduced in about 1861 from Japan by Robert Fortune.
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  • plant habit, medium and older aged

    plant habit, medium and older aged

  • branchlets

    branchlets

  • branchlets and leaves

    branchlets and leaves

  • branchlets and seed cones

    branchlets and seed cones

  • branchlets and cones

    branchlets and cones