Chamaecyparis Pisifera Boulevard, also known as Sawara cypress 'Boulevard' or Blue Moss Cypress Highly ornamental and easy to grow and care for, this stunning cypress variety boasts beautiful bark and foliage and lovely natural pyramidal growth habit.
Blue Moss Cypress is a slow-growing evergreen conifer, with soft silvery blue-green foliage that looks spectacular against the peeling red-brown bark, and this contrast is enhanced by the bonsai form.
In addition to being beautiful, this evergreen conifer is also quite tough and resilient. It is the recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign it will perform well in UK gardens.
Height and Spread of Chamaecyparis Pisifera Boulevard This large and slow-growing cypress variety will grow to be between 4 and 8 metres high, with a spread of 2.5 to 4 metres, over a period of 20 to 50 years. Our bonsai Blue Moss Cypress is just 60 to 80 centimetres tall, so it is ideal for any size garden or patio.
How Hardy is Chamaecyparis Pisifera Boulevard Fully hardy even in the severest European climates, Sawara cypress 'Boulevard' won’t be bothered by frost.
How To Use Chamaecyparis Pisifera Boulevard This evergreen shrub looks stunning in any size garden and grows well in pots, which contributes to the success it has when grown as bonsai. In its trained form, it will be a perfect statement plant, either in the garden or in the container, used to add interest to a patio, terrace, or a rooftop garden. In pairs, these bonsai cypresses can be used to create a stunning entrance to your home.
How To Care For Chamaecyparis Pisifera Boulevard Blue Moss Cypress is easy to grow and care for. This shrub loves full sun but if exposed to strong winds the foliage can change to shades of bronze through winter, so be sure to pick a sheltered location. It prefers slightly acidic soils but will grow well in any moist but well-drained soil.
It is very easy to prune, too: just wait till new growth then pinch green shoots in late spring or summer, then water all over the foliage, to prevent browning at the tips.