Sawara cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera

  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Sawara cypress
  • Flower name
    Sawara cypress
  • Scientific name
    Chamaecyparis pisifera
  • Alias椹, Sawara cypress, ヒバ, サワラギ
  • Place of origin
  • Place of floweringLow mountains, Cemetery & Temple
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Sawara cypress

Sawara cypress (scientific name:Chamaecyparis pisifera) is native to Japan, it is an evergreen conifer tall tree of the Cupressaceae cypress. It grows naturally in damp valleys in the mountains of Iwate Prefecture south to Kyushu in Japan. It is very similar to {{hinoki cypress}} of the same genus, but the surface of the tree is uneven, the leaves are not as dense as cypress, the material is soft, and the fruit is small. While the shape of the white stomatal line in the back of the cypress is Y-shaped, the sawara has an X-shape. In summer, single cones are grown on branch tips. Applications are park trees, street trees, garden trees, hedges, and temple trees. The material is slightly inferior, but because it has water resistance and bactericidal action and is odorless (slight lemon odor), it is used as a material for bath tubs, water scoops, pore stems, etc., and its leaf has a sterilizing action, and food such as fish It will be underlay.

Generic name: Chamaecyparis pisifera (Sawara), scientific name:Chamaecyparis pisifera, aka:Sawara cypress, istribution: moist environments in mountain from South of Iwate Prefecture to Kyushu Japan,tree height: 30-50 m, tree shape: cone-shaped , Trunk circumference: 3-8 m, with scaly bark: reddish-brown ash, leaf is similar to the Cypress point be pointed, slightly whiter than the leaf: Cypress, pore lines are X-shaped, fruit color: green, fruit shape: spherical, the fruit length: 1 cm, life:-800 years


  • Eye
    Pinales
  • Family
    Cupressaceae
  • Genus
    Chamaecyparis
  • Species
    C. pisifera
  • Type of flower
    Other
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Other
  • Leaf type
    needle shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen coniferous tree
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height3000.0 ~ 5000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.7 cm

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