Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Boulevard’ -- Boulevard Cypress

Common Name

Boulevard Cypress

Origin

Nursery

Family

Cupressaceae

Type

Conifer shrub

ID Features

Form and soft steel blue needles

Size

Mature: 8-15’ Height; 4-5’ Spread

Landscape: 3-6’ Height; 1-2’ Spread

Growth rate: Slow

Form

Upright dense oval

habit photo
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Boulevard’ habit

Bark & Branches

Bark stringy red

Foliage

Relatively soft, needled foliage; needles 1/8-3/16”; steel blue in color if sun exposed; inside bright green

foliage photo
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Boulevard’ foliage

Cones

Seldom, if ever, sets cones

Cultural considerations

Hardiness

Sunset: A3; 2b-6; 15-17

USDA: 4-8

Exposure

Full sun

Soil

Tolerant of most soils; needs good drainage

Water

Light irrigation

Pests

Can be opened up and pruned as bonsai

Diseases / Problems

Red spider can be a problem

Propagation

Cuttings

Use

Specimen conifer or container plant

Other

Could be used as a slow growing low hedge plant

Links

OSU -- Wikipedia

Credits

Photos taken by Jeff Kidder on the PCC Rock Creek campus, unless noted to the contrary.

Much of the text in the plant info was taken from handouts in the Evergreen Plant ID course.