False Cypress - Chamaecyparis
Incomparable soft texture and color intensity make false cypress a valuable evergreen in mixed borders and perennial beds, as well as an attractive hedge or screen. The fan-like boughs hold long, soft leaves that resemble filigreed lace in bright green with silvery-blue tones on the undersides. Plant in full sun, and false cypress will grow 6 to 10 feet tall and up to 6 feet wide at the base. The lush conical form is a perfect winter haven for songbirds and quail.