Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive

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This series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens is compiled by members of the Friends group and Gardens staff. We aim to build up to a comprehensive archive of trees in Belfast Botanic Gardens. Each article illustrates a tree growing in Belfast Botanic Gardens together with information from a range of sources. Where possible we will give the tree tag number - these are the small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera'
Sawara cypress var. 'Filifera'

Tag 632
54 deg 34.955N
5 deg 55.839W
This cypress is a variety of the Sawara cypress introduced from Japan in 1861. It forms a fairly small tree or large shrub, usually broader than high. Its long trailing branches with widely spaced side branches are distinctive. There are several golden-yellow varieties such as C. pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'.
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera' in Belfast Botanic Gardens

branches of Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera'

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera'in Belfast Botanic Gardens 2014 branching in Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera'
trailing branches of Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera
trailing branches of Chamaecyparis pisifers 'Filifera'

Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2016. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.

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