The Plume sawara falsecypress (Chamaecyparis piseferia ‘Plumosa’) is a slow-growing evergreen coniferous tree with a conical shape. Its dark green leaves are needle like, up to 4mm long and are arranged in flat, spreading sprays. Its red/ brown bark is vertically fissures. Its fruit are cones and up to 8mm across. The tree is native to central and southern Japan and was introduced in the U.S in the second half on the 19th century. Chamaecyparis is derived from the Greek chamea meaning ’dwarf’ and kupeiros the ancient Greek name for the Cypress (ironically this is not a dwarf tree). Pisifera is derived from the Latin pisi meaning ‘pea’ and fero meaning ‘to bear’. Plumosa is from the Latin meaning ‘feathered’.