A couple Chams.

dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)March 18, 2012

Did some planting today. Things are really beginning to pop.

Upper 70's and lower 80's for the last week.

Not good for the middle of March I remember the 15 F. about this time 3-4 years ago that froze all deciduous plants and open bud conifers back to square one.


Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Butter Ball'

Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. 10" tall x 12" wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5-7. Planted 3-18-2012

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Tsukumo'.

This cultivar thrives in partial shade and moist, slightly acid, well-drained soil. Its foliage may scorch in full sun. It prefers cool, humid environments and should be protected from harsh drying winds. Partial shade only. Best shaded in afternoon. USDA Zone 4-7.

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Great plant choices, Dave. Are these big, Iseli plants? They look sizable!

It's also worth noting, for those interested, that I've had 'Tsukumo' in full Pacific Northwest sunshine and no sign of burn. Big differences in temperatures I presume is helping my thrive, so far.


    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 9:31PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Hi Will,

Yes they are #3. Iseli plants.

Yes, I am sure your full sun PNW micro-climate is ideal for these Chamaecyparis In my area of the Midwest I have to be more careful of placement.


    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 2:54PM
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I had both of these in a bed a couple of years ago that was getting about 5-6 hours of sun a day......fried them quick.

Your VERY limited sun suggestion in the south and mid-west is wise advise.


    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 3:10PM
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