The threadleaf falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘filifera’), an evergreen, grows to 50 to 70 feet in height. Its leaves, green on top and white streaked below, are scale-like and pressed against flattened branchlets which string off at the ends. The bark, smooth and reddish brown, peels off in thin strips. Male and female flowers appear on the same tree and produce small, globose cones with six to nine soft woody scales. This tree is native to Japan.