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Plant Species of the genus Chamaecyparis

Information about this genus
Name: Chamaecyparis
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: This genus is lime and air-pollution tolerant but will grow better in neutral to acid soil. Propagate from half-hardened cuttings taken in summer or seed sown in autumn or spring. Early trimming is necessary. Named cultivars should be grafted in late winter or early spring.
Description: This genus in the Cupressaceae family consists of some 8 species from North America and eastern Asia. It is distinguished from the true Cupressus by its small cones and short branches which have small leaves arranged in pairs and flattened to the stems of the branchlets. The young foliage becomes more scale-like as it ages. It has separate male and female flowers and produces small round seeds. The narrow winged seeds ripen in the first year. Several of the many ornamental cultivars are used for hedging. The timber has many uses including house interiors, fences and matches. Contact with the foliage can cause skin allergies in some people.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Chamaecyparis formosensis 7-10
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 4-9
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 4-9
Chamaecyparis obtusa 5-10
Chamaecyparis pisifera 5-10
Chamaecyparis taiwanensis 8-10
thyoides 4-9

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