Fernsprey False Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'

 Fernsprey False Cypress is an evergreen conifer shrub with a loose upright habit.  The graceful arching branches sport small, medium green foliage reminiscent of a fern frond that holds its color well in winter.  Prefers full sun and moist well-drained soil.


Shrub, Conifer


8’ - 12’


3’ - 4'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8


Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Water regularly but needs well-drained soil.  Juniper blight, root rot, and certain insect pests can be issues if soil to wet. Shelter from hard winds.  In southern climates, young plants may burn with direct afternoon sun.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Specimen or Groups plantings, Borders, Woodland Gardens, Rock Garden, Foundation Planting, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Hosta, Azalea, Heavenly Bamboo

IMAGES: Photo set by F. D. Richards, (1) Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides' 2014, (2) Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides', 2016, (3) Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides', 2019 photo, (4) CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Filicoides' Fernspray Falsecypress PLTD 1981

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

Regular price$39.75
Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • 55 available.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Georgia Grown
  • High Quality Guarantee

All plants are shipped through UPS ground services.  

Estimated Shipping Time: Your order may ship immediately, however most orders ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on weekends) from date of purchase. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

If you ordered more than one plant, you will receive multiple shipments. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

Response times vary, but we respond to all inquiries and questions Monday-Friday within 24 hours and most times within the hour.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Chamaecyparis obtusa &
Chamaecyparis obtusa &
Chamaecyparis obtusa &
Chamaecyparis obtusa &
Chamaecyparis obtusa &

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review