False Cypress


  • Specimen Plants
  • Hedges
  • Vertical Lines to Landscaping


  • Year Round Interest
  • Unique Soft Texture
  • Mop-like Mounding Habit


  • Partial Sun to Full Sun
  • 5+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

False Cypress (Chamaecyparis) are evergreen conifers used as ornamental shrubs, privacy and specimen plants. The bushes have soft foliage and provide year round interest in the garden.

Growing False Cypress

False Cypress comes in several shapes, sizes, and colors. False Cypress is a great plant to grow because it has fern like, soft to the touch foliage. It is easy to care for, deer resistant, and is a compact dwarf size. Cypress is a nice choice because it offers a lovely soft look all year long. Typically colored in shades of green or golden yellow, this evergreen blends in well with all landscaping and adds a pop of color during the winter months.

The Best Way to Use False Cypress

The versatile Cypress is great for containers, screening, landscapes, borders, specimens or a focal plant. Growing hardy in zones 4-8, in the wild, this evergreen can grow up to 70 feet tall. You will want to look into the dwarf variety, which has a slower growth habit. This plant prefers slightly acidic well drained soil and full to partial sunlight. Planted anywhere on your property, this easy to care for plant offers a soft foliage appearance.

  • Use in containers, borders, or as focal points
  • Taller varieties used as a windbreak or for privacy
  • Year round interest
  • Available in shades of green and gold
  • Growing zones 4 to 8
  • False Cypress Companion Plants

    False Cypress works well with most landscape plants that can fill in gardening beds, like coneflowers, viburnum, & black-eyed susans. Here are some of our favorites to plant with false cypress.

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