Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Iceberg'

Iceberg Eastern White Cedar

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

This dwarf variety of the eastern white cedar is prized for its silvery-blue foliage, shade-tolerant disposition, compact habit, and overall garden-worthiness. This frothy blue conifer combines beautifully with a wide range of foliage colors; for example, black, burgundy, or yellow leaves present strong color contrasts; while green, silver, or lightly variegated foliage partners create a quiet and restful scene.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Occasional, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Conical, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Silver / Gray

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos