Gerald L. Klingaman
CHAMAECYPARIS pisifera 'Boulevard'
Plant Common Name
Boulevard Japanese Falsecypress, Japanese Falsecypress
Represented in gardens primarily by three large groups of cultivars, Sawara falsecypress is a hardy evergreen conifer native to Japan. Bearing the dense spreading needles characteristic of the Squarrosa Group, the cultivar 'Boulevard' is noted for its showy soft silvery-blue foliage which becomes tinged with purple in winter. Its narrow conical habit is also striking. It eventually forms a large shrub or small tree. The spherical pea-sized cones are green maturing to brown.
Sun-loving and easy to grow, this favorite landscape plant thrives in moist, slightly acid, organic-rich, well-drained soil. It prefers cool humid environments and should be protected from harsh drying winds. It makes a splendid feature or accent plant for spaces that will accommodate its size.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8
A3, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8'-20' / 2.4m - 6.1m
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m