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Heatherbun Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun'

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Heatherbun Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun') at Minor's Garden Center

Heatherbun Falsecypress foliage

Heatherbun Falsecypress foliage

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Heatherbun Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun') at Minor's Garden Center

Heatherbun Falsecypress

Heatherbun Falsecypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Whitecedar, Atlantic White Cedar

Description:

A useful garden cultivar with fuzzy bluish foliage in summer which turns to purple in fall and through winter; good for general garden applications

Ornamental Features

Heatherbun Falsecypress is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in the fall, which persists throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Heatherbun Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Heatherbun Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Heatherbun Falsecypress will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Heatherbun Falsecypress makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Sizes Available:

15" #3 Cont. $49.99

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features