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Pinpoint® Blue & Gold False Cypress

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 15 - 20 Feet
  • Width 5 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5-7

There’s nothing false about ‘Pinpoint Blue and Gold” Chamaecyparis lawsoniana. And that’s a big mouthful too. But this gorgeous evergreen has branches that makes it almost look like they are big, bluish green feathers tipped with gold, swaying gently in the wind. This tall conical shaped shrub is a standout in the landscape!

One thing people don’t like about evergreens is the fact that they are mostly prickly. But not Pinpoint Blue and Gold False Cypress! It is very soft to the touch making it ideal for use in the landscape where you can go right up to it or work around it and not worry about getting “stuck”. The coloration makes it easy to use in design as a focal point, as a mass planting or to use as a screen. It is a large shrub, growing to almost 8 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide at maturity. It is native to the Pacific Northwest and is sometimes called ‘Port Orford Cedar’.

Pinpoint® Blue & Gold False Cypress Care

Pinpoint Blue and Gold False Cypress rarely needs pruned except for a broken branch. It is particular about soil, it needs a very well-draining soil and should never be planted where there may be standing water after a storm. When planting, use a slow release fertilizer such as Espoma Holly Tone for acid loving plants. Pinpoint Blue and Gold is hardy from Zone 5a -7b.

Need some greenery for those winter containers? ‘Pinpoint Blue and Gold’ will add the right touch to those arrangements indoors and outdoors.

Pinpoint® Blue & Gold False Cypress Spacing

Space these shrubs 5 to 6 feet apart, center on center. If you are growing these into a hedge, plant closer to 5 feet apart. This will give enough space for the roots to grow when the plant reaches mature size, and also ensure the foliage gets enough direct sunlight.

Pinpoint® Blue & Gold False Cypress Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-7
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 15 - 20 Feet
Mature Width: 5 - 6 Feet
Plant Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Seasonal Interest: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green with Yellow
Resists: Deer
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Uses: Border Plant Container Edging Plant Good for Screening Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'SMNCLGTB' USPP 30,708

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.