Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Ericoides' / Ericoides Atlantic white cypress

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Ericoides' is dense globose to conical shrub form of Atlantic white cypress with dark, Blue-green, persistent juvenile foliage that turns reddish purple in winter in colder climates. After 10 years of growth a mature specimen will measure 5 feet (1.6 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1840 at Bergeot Nursery, Le Mans France.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Ericoides' — a young plant bought as a 1-gallon plant.
Photo by John Fertig
Chamaecyparis thyoides'Ericoides' in The Gotelli Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., May 2006.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Ericoides' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Ericoides' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger