False Cypress. Evergreen conifer with dense foliage, scale-like emerald green leaves and fibrous brown bark. Slow growth. Prune either in June or in September/October, avoid pruning in the hottest months, use only well sharpened hedge clippers. Grows well in any type of soil, provided it is well-drained. Likes windy, cool places in summer, preferably in semi-shade. Use slow release fertilisers. Provide one treatment against fungal diseases in autumn as well as one in spring. One treatment with white oil is advised in winter.