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Sawara False Cypress
Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl.
Family: Cupressaceae
Sawara False Cypress (Chamaecyparis  pisifera)
Close up of a Sawara Cypress at the New York Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-6, 15-17, 32, 34, 36-41
USDA: 4-9

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Suffers from heat in Phoenix.

Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade

Origin: Japan

Growth Habits: Slowly growing tree up to 60 feet tall (18 m), the nursery plants are generally dwarf, reaching 8 to 20 feet (2.4 to 6 m) depending on variety

Watering Needs: Moderate to regular water

Propagation: Stem cuttings

Reddish brown peeling bark.

Cultural Practices:
Sensitive to root rot, keep well drained.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

The seeds can be collected in the fall. Stratify at 40F (4C) during 2 months. Use side shoots of current year for cuttings.

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