Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionSoft Serve® False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera) adds structure to the landscape with a handsome pyramidal habit. Its conical shape almost looks like an ice cream cone and is a refreshing change from planting Alberta spruce. Fern-like evergreen foliage is a rich green and soft to the touch. It's easy to grow and maintain, especially since deer tend to avoid it. Count on vibrant color and texture from this false cypress year-round!DetailsBotanical name:Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Dow Whiting' Patent: PP#20,883 Common name: False Cypress Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs sun/day) Height x width: 6-10' tall x 5-6' wide Flower color: Evergreen, does not flower Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Year-round Bloom time: N/A Features: Winter interest, space savers, Proven Winners, privacy & screening, evergreens, deer resistant Uses: Specimen, hedge, perennial gardens, landscaping How To GrowSoil: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil. Avoid very wet sites; tolerates some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs sun/day) Water: Average. Space: 10' apart. Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; Avoid extreme dry soil in autumn, which can cause the evergreen foliage to dry out in winter. Maintenance: No pruning is required
Our Guide for Fall Planting
The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.
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I ordered two Soft Serve False Cypress, they came well packed and healthy even in the sweltering weather. They are now planted, doing well, and I am excited to watch them grow.
Poor little soft serve conical dwarf false cypress
It just kinda shriveled up and sat there.
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The little cypress I recieved was well cared for before and in preparing for shipping. Packaging is great, and delivery was very fast. Great plants here!
So far it hasn't been lunch
It is advertised as being deer resistant. Thats a huge problem here, and so far, no one has eaten it. Looks good, and very healthy