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 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.