Chamaecyparis pisifera

False Cypress, Sawara Cypress

 

118 North Water Street, Lancaster PA

 

Len Eiserer

 

These lollipop topiaries (plants clipped into ornamental shapes) decorate the entrance of Miesse Candies. The glaucous bluish-green leaves of these two slow-glowing plants are in the juvenile needle-like form that some False Cypress show. (Identification not 100%.)

 

This amazing species provides so many odd-looking cultivars that the 60-foot natural form would be unrecognizable to most horticulturists today; the cultivars are the only selections carried in the nursery trade.