Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Graciosa' 

(false cypress)

Height: 10 feet

Spread: 8 feet

Sunlight:   full sun   partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 4b


A graceful addition to any home landscape, this small accent tree features very finely-textured light green foliage with silvery undersides all season long on a conical form; best used for skyline articulation or as an accent in the yard

Ornamental Features:

Graciosa Hinoki Falsecypress has attractive light green foliage with silver undersides which emerges yellow in spring. The small scale-like leaves are ornamentally significant but remain light green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Graciosa Hinoki Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

 It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location.


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