CEDAR RAPIDS® False Cypress

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 30' Width/Spread: 12-15'

Fast-growing and filled with lush texture, Cedar Rapids false cypress is the ideal plant for screening or privacy hedging. Its feathery foliage gives the plant a soft, unique look, especially when planted in a group. If you’re hunting for something with a bit more of a cheerful look, you’ll love the hint of lime green in its foliage.

Why grow Cedar Rapids false cypress?
– Fills out quickly
– Lush, evergreen foliage
– Great screening plant


Light: Grows best in a spot that gets a minimum of four hours of direct sun exposure, up to all day light.

Soil: Will grow in any type of well-draining soil.

Water: Has average water needs. After it’s established, water during periods without precipitation.

Fertilizing: Doesn’t need anything in particular. If you’d like, you can apply an evergreen fertilizer in the springtime when the soil has thawed.

Pruning: Generally doesn’t need much pruning, but you can shape it in the springtime if you’d like. Don’t cut into any branches that are thicker than a pencil, as the hole will not fill in.

Other: This is a thornless series, so it’s perfect for flower arrangements.

Botanical Name

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'RutCham1' PPAF, CBRAF


5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Any, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round


Hedges, Screening, Specimen


Deer resistant, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Tree, Winter Interest

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