Large evergreen tree with pyramid shape and horizontal or drooping branches. The bark is silvery brown to reddish brown and divided into rounded ridges by deep furrows. Branchlets are frond-like and flattened; deep-green foliage is lacy and fern-like. Spherical female cones are green maturing to brown, and oblong male cones are smaller and reddish-brown. Each cone scale bears from 1-5 winged seeds.
‘Sullivan’ was selected in Lake County, Ohio for its narrow pyramidal habit.
Avoid wet, poorly-drained soils. Shelter from strong winds. Pruning is rarely needed.
Height: 15-20 ft.
Spread: 15-20 ft.
Bloom time: non-flowering
Sun: full sun to part shade
According to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Chamaecyparis sp. are deer resistant.
photo credit: Martinus KE