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C O M M O N N A M E : Sawara Falsecypress
O R I G I N : Japan
F A M I L Y : Cupressaceae
Z O N E : 4
T Y P E : Needled evergreen
H E I G H T : avg. 50 to 70' max. 120'
S U N : Best in full sun; tolerates light shade
S O I L : Moist, loamy
M O I S T U R E : Medium
T A G S : scale leaves, monoecious, massing, screen, park tree, Honshu, Kyushu, coniferous, small cones
D E S C R I P T I O N
Known as the Sawara Falsecypress, this is a medium to large conifer. The tucked-in nature of its foliage gives its 10 to 20' spread organization. Its composure is striking in its youth; by maturity its form is pyramidal, and its habit is looser and more open.
F O L I A G E & C O N E
Japanese Falsecypress leaves express a fanned growth pattern that maintain a neat composure. Dark green leaves are scale and awl-like, overlapping, appressed, and ovate-lanceolate.
Cones are small and rounded, with a width of 1/6 to 1/4" and golden brown in tint.
T R U N K
Reddish, light brown striated bark peels and shreds. Exfoliating and furrowed.
C A R E
Transplants well as balled and burlapped or from containers. Establish it in sunny areas in lime-free soils that are well-drained, moist and loamy.
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