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Pea cypress

Pea cypress

Pea cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera) is a tree growing into 50 m. The crown is narrowly pyramidal, but not brief. Twigs spread out flat, fan-shaped, a bit dangling. Fine scales with protruding ends, dark green in color, white spots in the form of the letter x on the bottom. Small cones, about the length 6 mm. It is relatively resistant to frost and dry air.

The varieties deserve attention: Filifera about long, twigs hanging like a string. Filifera aurea has a similar habit, it is slow growing and has yellowish needles. Plumosa nana sulphurea grows slowly and has a spherical habit, short, shiny needles, light yellow, Squarosa has twigs with soft, fluffy needles, protruding almost at right angles. Because he loses needles in his old age (from the center), it is recommended to trim it regularly, keeping the conical shape. Likes moist soil. Rubbed needles smell strongly.