SelecTree: Tree Detail
SAWARA FALSE CYPRESS
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Needs good drainage. Used in oriental landscapes.
Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.
Native to Japan.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 35 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Scalelike, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 6 and 15 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Spider Mites, Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Chamaecyparis pisifera Tree Record." 1995-2020. Oct 27, 2020.
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