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Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon' (Rubicon chamaecyparis)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
20-50 years
To maturity
Toxic - Contact with foliage may irritate skin.
Toxic - Contact with foliage may irritate skin.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon'

Other names: Rubicon white cedar, Ericoides red star, Rubicon chamaecyparis

Genus: Chamaecyparis Chamaecyparis

Variety or Cultivar: 'Rubicon' _ 'Rubicon' is a dwarf, upright, conical shrub that has short needles that are blue-green in summer and plum purple in winter.


Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon' is: Evergreen

Foliage: Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Purple, Wine in Winter

Habit: Conical, Small

Toxicity: Contact with foliage may irritate skin.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids Aphids

Specific diseases: Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning: No pruning required. If formed into a shape, such as a hedge, will need trimming twice a year.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon' (Rubicon chamaecyparis) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation: Plant in moist but well-drained soil. Can tolerate chalk soils, but prefers slightly acidic soil.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon'

Other names: Rubicon white cedar, Ericoides red star, Rubicon chamaecyparis

Genus: Chamaecyparis Chamaecyparis

Variety or Cultivar: 'Rubicon' _ 'Rubicon' is a dwarf, upright, conical shrub that has short needles that are blue-green in summer and plum purple in winter.


Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon' is: Evergreen

Foliage: Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Purple, Wine in Winter

Habit: Conical, Small

Toxicity: Contact with foliage may irritate skin.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids

Specific diseases: Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning: No pruning required. If formed into a shape, such as a hedge, will need trimming twice a year.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon' (Rubicon chamaecyparis) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation: Plant in moist but well-drained soil. Can tolerate chalk soils, but prefers slightly acidic soil.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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