Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive

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This is one of a series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens compiled by the Friends group. The tree tag number relates to the black tree maintenance tags, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Family: Cupressaceae
Chamaecyparis pisifera (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl. 'Filifera'
Sawara cypress var. 'Filifera'

Black tag 347
54o 34.955N
5o 55.839W
This cypress is a variety of the Sawara cypress introduced from Japan by Robert Fortune in 1861. It forms a fairly small tree or large shrub, usually broader than it is 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 pisifera 'Filifera'

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

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