Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera'
kam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er -a
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.