Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kamaeni'

 (false cypress)

Height: 4 feet

Spread: 4 feet

Sunlight:   full sun   partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 5b

Description:

Spectacular gold and green sprays of foliage grow in fanlike sprays that are threaded and pendulous with maturity; with a rounded habit, it is a perfect choice for containers, or as a rock garden accent

Ornamental Features:

Kamaeni Hiba Hinoki Falsecypress has dark green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The scale-like leaves remain dark green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough indian red bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Kamaeni Hiba Hinoki Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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.

Kamaeni Hiba Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter.

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