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Heatherbun Chamaecyparis

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun'

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Heatherbun Chamaecyparis (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun') at Bachman's Landscaping

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis foliage

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Heatherbun') at Bachman's Landscaping

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Whitecedar Falsecypress, Atlantic White Cedar

Description:

A useful garden cultivar with fuzzy bluish foliage in summer which turns to purple in fall and through winter; good for general garden applications

Ornamental Features

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Heatherbun Chamaecyparis makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features