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Zone: 4 to 8

Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet

Spread: 3.00 to 5.00 feet

Bloom Time: Non-flowering

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Leaf: Colorful, Evergreen

Tolerate: Drought

This variety is a must have for any conifer collection. Truly unique with its curly, silvery blue needles. Curly Tops really stands out in the landscape and has proven to be very hardy. This variety is perfect for bonsai work, fairy gardens, trough gardens, rock gardens, and mini railroads.

Curly tops’ is a globose semi-dwarf cultivar. It grows very slowly, eventually reaching a mature height of approximately 4-5’ tall. Features a round mound of metallic blue foliage with twisted and curled branching.  The recurved scale-like leaves are ornamentally significant and turn coppery-bronze in fall

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile, acidic soils. Avoid wet, poorly-drained soils, however. Shelter from wind.

Benefits and tolerances: Deer and rabbit resistant; performs well in pots and garden beds; unlike many conifers, prefers partial shade

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Curly' (false cypress)