Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Cyano-viridis'
Sunset zones: 4-6, 15-17.
USDA: zones 4-8.
Height: 8 feet (2.4 m).
Width: 8 feet (in 20 years).
Angular female cones.
Soft, silvery blue green foliage. Very blue needles when soil is acid with high magnesium levels.
Moist, slightly acidic soil.
Sow seed in spring
Semi ripe cuttings in late summer.
Pests and Diseases:
Well drained soil is a must to help prevent root rot. Some pests that could be problems are Spruce mite, twig blight, root rot and needle blights.
Rainy Side Notes
Beautiful blue needles on a large shrub that does and looks better in the Pacific Northwest than a Blue Spruce. Don't plant a blue spruce they are not suitable for the PNW maritime climate. These spruces will look pretty sad after the first few years. Plant this chamaecyparis instead!
Photographed in author's garden.