Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive
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.
Chamaecyparis pisifera (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl. 'Filifera'
Sawara cypress var. 'Filifera'
Black tag 347
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'.
Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2016. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.
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