Grows in full sun to part shade in average, medium moist, well-drained soil.
Native to the Japanese Islands, Chamaecyparis pisifera, commonly known as Sawara Cypress, is a colorful needled evergreen that grows from three to five feet tall. It is very low maintenance and drought resistant.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to root rot and bagworms.
Used as a large garden specimen or as a hedge screen. Dwarf versions are often seen in rock gardens.