Chamaecyparis obtusa ' Blue Feathers ' This plant is soft in form as well as texture. Tiers of feathery downy-looking foliage on an upright broad habit give a "warm fuzzy" feeling to the garden. Typical obtusa juvenile growth is a muted blue. With age, however, adult foliage begins to appear at the ends of the branches. This piece of art deserves a prominent place in the landscape.