Chamaecyparis pisifera 'PLUMOSA COMPRESSA'

Chamaecyparis pisifera
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'PLUMOSA COMPRESSA'
Sawara cypress
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:green and cream
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
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Plumosa Compressa is another beauty in Sawara cypress group. It is an evergreen conifer with mounded, cushion-like growth, and with a little bit of imagination it can be mistaken for moss. However, it has a tell – the tips of branches are always lighter than the rest of the shrub, when they emerge and in autumn they are almost white.

Plumosa Compressa grows very slowly, making only a few centimeters per year. It will be beautiful in small gardens and front yards as well as in borders with dwarf conifers and small-leaved evergreens, combined with attractive perennials of small sizes. Cushion-like plants make a nice display in a sunny rockery, surrounded by either brown mulch or light grey gravel.

Sawara cypress prefers moist, slightly acidic soil but is adaptable to almost all types of soil. It can take strong frosts but dislikes extremely hot summers in dry soils. No pruning necessary. Fully hardy to -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 06-02-2013

  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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