Sawara False Cypress, Japanese False Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera
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Sawara False Cypress, Japanese False Cypress
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 60 days.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
stratification improves germination, but is not required, Sporadic germination will occur over a 2 year period.
In a Nutshell:
* Chamaecyparis pisifera (Sawara Cypress or Sawara Japanese: Sawara) is a species of false cypress, native to central and southern Japan, on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu.
* It is a slow-growing coniferous tree growing to 35–50 m tall with a trunk up to 2 m in diameter. The bark is red-brown, vertically fissured and with a stringy texture. The foliage is arranged in flat sprays; adult leaves are scale-like, 1.5–2 mm long, with pointed tips (unlike the blunt tips of the leaves of the related Chamaecyparis obtusa (Hinoki Cypress).
* It is grown for its timber in Japan, where it is used as a material for building palaces, temples, shrines and baths, and making coffins, though less valued than the timber of C. obtusa. The wood is lemon-scented and light-colored with a rich, straight grain, and is rot resistant.
* It is also a popular ornamental tree in parks and gardens, both in Japan and elsewhere in temperate climates including western Europe and parts of North America. more...