Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘filifera’ (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl. 'Filifera'

Sahara cypress var. 'Filifera'

Family: Cupressaceae
54º 34.955N
5º 55.839W

The tree tag number relates to the black tree-maintenance tags, usually fixed on the trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.

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.