Fernspray False Cypress
Evergreens are the backbones of the garden. They “hold the fort down” with their steady foliage display no matter the weather or season. Unfortunately, the downside to being such a stalwart in the garden is that it’s easy to overlook the graceful beauty of evergreens.
Fernspray False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’) refuses to go quietly. This striking evergreen is relatively unheard of in American gardens, but that will soon change. These shrubs grow into a small tree form (8 – 12 feet tall, 3-4 feet wide) in a loose, fluffy pyramid shape without any pruning required. The limbs are gently curved and covered in enchanting foliage that looks almost like a fern gone rogue. You can’t help but want to reach out and touch it. (Trust us on this. You’ll see.)
Even though Fernspray makes a great backdrop behind the border, you’ll want it to be growing closer so that you and your garden guests can see the gorgeous foliage up close. Try a pair flanking a doorway or defining the entry path to your own secret garden. It is perfect in an Asian-inspired garden, but it also looks fantastic in a contemporary setting or even a woodland garden.
Pictures really don’t do this evergreen justice. You’ll want to order one to see for yourself. Order two. You’ll want a couple once you see them.
Be the trendsetter in your neighborhood with Fernspray False Cypress. You’ll be glad you did!
* Easy care
* Great for hedges, screens and borders
* Perfect for Asian or Contemporary gardens
* Showy fern-like foliage
* Moderate grower
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'|
|Mature Height||8 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|