Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Snow'
This specimen evergreen shrub produces white new growth, which is especially obvious early in the season. When we bought it, I thought it was a dwarf variety, but internet research suggested otherwise, and four years later it's obvious that this one wants to grow tall. Eventually I had to relocate it, since it had outgrown its original space. Unfortunately, a drought hit hard that same summer, and Ms. Snow never recovered.
||snow false cypress; sawara cypress
||hardy shrub (Z6-8)
|The creamy white tips are more evident close-up |
|Late-season photo (taken in November) shows the color contrast has faded. |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Inanna||May 03, 2009||I've had this shrub...I loved it...got about 4 feet wide in maybe 5 years...would love to find more but no luck so far.|
|Carole||Oct 04, 2009||Chanaecyparis pisifera 'Snow' ~ I live in Maryland and would love to buy this shrub. Does anyone know where I can find it?|
|Chas||Jun 01, 2010||I just bought one at M&W Nursery in New Windsor, MD--410-635-6305, mandwnursery.com.|
|Evelyn||Oct 18, 2010||Does anyone know if "snow" variety is deer resistant? |
|Paul||Sep 10, 2012||According to Finegardening, deer love snow cypress|
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