The perfect hedge plant for your garden - the blue cypress Columnaris
Appearance and origin of the cypress
Originally, the Columnaris blue bald cypress comes from North America, but it is now also widespread in Europe. The blue false cypress Columnaris is an evergreen, hardy plant with bluish-green, dense scale leaves. Typical of cypresses, the Lawson Cypress has soft, scaled needles that are arranged in a fan-shaped pattern. It is easy to care for and undemanding. The blue cypress has a pleasant fragrance, it is unobtrusive, the flowers are inconspicuous.
Peculiarities and growth of Columnaris
The Lawson Cypress is one of the most popular conifers among the conifers and is also known as the Columnaris Blue Cypress. Characteristic of this hardy variety is the upright, columnar, compact, narrow growth that creates wonderfully dense hedges. Even in old age, the blue cypress retains its closed shape and does not wither. It is evergreen and therefore provides a compact and opaque screen all year round. The Lawson Cypress reaches a height of between 3 and 6 metres and a diameter of up to 175cm in width. The plant reaches a growth rate of 15-20cm per year. This variety can be pruned at any time except in hot summer weather, but heavy pruning should be avoided. The blue false cypress Columnaris should be planted 20-25cm apart. In this way, the cypress becomes a beautiful and dense hedge. If the Columnaris cypress is planted individually, it does not necessarily need to be pruned because its growth is very dense. The cones that develop in this case are spherical and stand together in small groups; when mature they are reddish brown.
Location, soil conditions and care of the cypress
For the blue false cypress Columnaris, a semi-shady to sunny location is ideal, but it also thrives in the shade. The perfect soil for the plant should be loose and well-drained; it should never form waterlogging, as the blue cypress is very sensitive to this. The soil should not be loamy or acidic; the Columnaris cypress tolerates salty soil well. In spring and on hot summer days, the cypress needs a lot of water when planted as a hedge in the beginning.
Use and styles of blue false cypress
The false cypress is used as a hedge and as a solitary plant in gardens, front yards and parks. Due to its tall, fast and dense growth, it provides perfect privacy, noise and wind protection. The blue Cypress Columnaris is also a great shelter and nesting place for animals and birds. The plant is suitable as a garden border and also as a subdivision within the garden area. The Columnaris blue cypress fits into a natural garden as well as into a country style garden or a modern garden.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use these plants all year round.
For 1 metre of hedge you will need about 5 plants.
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