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The appearance of the chamaecyparis: broadleaf hedge tree

The chameciparis is one of the broad-leaved hedge trees that is best characterized thanks to its thick and dense crown with a conical-pyramidal shape, particularly tapered, compact and regular.It stands on a stem that is capable of reaching thirty meters in height but is It is possible to maintain a height of no more than three meters in case you want to obtain hedges that are not excessively high.The trunk is covered with a reddish-colored bark, deeply divided into large scales and is covered in all its length by an articulated system of ramifications.The foliage that makes up the crown is particularly flat and divided, characterized by a bluish green or tending to yellowish color, depending on the species to which it refers. These leaves are persistent and small.


In order to plant a specimen of chamaecyparis in our garden, we must first make sure that the soil we have is deep enough to accommodate the complex root system that supports this specimen of broadleaf tree. of limestone, rich in organic matter.The ideal planting is in areas exposed to the sun but which can enjoy the right shade during the hottest hours of the day. It is a tree that resists well to temperatures below freezing and too frequent irrigation will not be necessary since chamecyparis is a tree that is satisfied with rains. Only in particularly dry periods should you pay attention to ensure that the soil is not too dry.

How to take care of a specimen of chamaecyparis


Chamaecyparis is one of the most rustic broad-leaved trees and does not require special care.Once you have carefully chosen the soil in which to plant it, you must be careful to irrigate it only in periods of long drought, as they are not well tolerated by this plant, contrary to frosts. For the more scrupulous we suggest to fertilize the tree at least twice a year, once in winter and once in spring. Fertilization must take place by burying organic fertilizer at the foot of the plant. Occasionally it can be provided with fertilizer for acidophilic plants. Another possible intervention is certainly pruning. This is not strictly necessary for the health of the plant but it is recommended if it is used as a hedge plant in order to control and manage its growth.

Chamaecyparis: more to know about the chamaecyparis


The chamaecyparis multiplies both by seed and by cutting. The seeds must be planted in spring while the cuttings taken must be semi-woody and you will have to wait at least two years before planting them. once they have reached a size that is sufficient for their transfer and it was therefore necessary to place them in a container that is more suitable. One of the diseases to which it is subject is iron chlorosis which is caused by an excessive presence of calcium in the soil This tree is also sensitive to a fungus that causes root rot. For this reason, care must be taken to ensure that the soil is well drained and to avoid the creation of water stagnations.

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