Sawara-cedar Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis
pisifera Siebold & Zucc. [excluded]
|Leaf: Scale-like, appressed, dark green above, with a white broken pattern beneath, somewhat flattened.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males very small (1/8 inch) elongated cone, green, turning brown; females somewhat larger, round, light green.
Fruit: Round, 1/4 inch in diameter, numerous wrinkled looking scales.
Twig: Covered in dark green scales, later turning brown and scaly.
Bark: Grayish to reddish brown with fibrous, peeling strips, can become somewhat furrowed.
Form: Straight form, narrow, open crown, lower limbs die back with age.
Looks like: Hinoki falsecypress
- Atlantic white-cedar
- northern white-cedar
- Leyland cypress
| Additional Range Information:
Chamaecyparis pisifera is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson