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Sawara Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera (Cupressaceae) HEIGHT to 24m. Evergreen, recalls Lawson’s Cypress but with finer, paler foliage, and more open crown. BARK Reddish-brown, peeling in vertical strips. BRANCHES Mostly level. LEAVES Scale-like with white marks on undersides; resinous scent when crushed. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers are small brownish cones, female flowers are paler brown, growing in clusters at shoot tips. Wrinkled, pea-like cones are 6-8mm across and hidden among foliage. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of mountain woodlands in Japan.