Chamaecyparis Thyoides Rubicon


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SKU: chamaecyparis-thyoides-rubicon Category:
Common Name: Southern White Cedar
Size: 2-3 LITRE
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 1 – 1.6m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.5 – 1m

Chamaecyparis Thyoides Rubicon, also known as the ‘Southern White Cedar’, is a beautiful dwarf, upright, conical shaped coniferous tree that is native to the eastern United States. It is known for its tight, pyramidal shape and soft, feathery foliage.

One of the key features of the Chamaecyparis is its distinctive blue-green needles that are soft to the touch and give the tree a delicate appearance. The needles are arranged in a feathery pattern on the branches, adding to the tree’s graceful look. The tree also produces small, inconspicuous cones that are a light brown colour.

How to care for your Chamaecyparis Thyoides Rubicon

  1. Planting: This tree prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types, from sandy to clay soils. When planting, make sure to dig a hole that is at least twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball of the tree.
  2. Watering: The tree is tolerant of both dry and wet conditions, but it is important to keep the soil consistently moist during the first growing season. Once established, the tree can tolerate periods of dryness or occasional watering.
  3. Fertilising: The tree does not require regular fertilisation, but you can provide a slow-release fertiliser at the time of planting to give the tree a boost of nutrients.
  4. Pruning: This tree does not require regular pruning, but you can trim back any damaged or diseased branches as needed. You can also prune to maintain the tree’s shape or to control its size if necessary.
  5. Cold Hardiness: The tree is hardy in temperatures down to -20˚C, making it suitable for the majority of the regions of the country.
  6. Growth Rate: The tree is a slow-growing tree, which means it will not outgrow its space too quickly.


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