Chamaecyparis obtusa "Nana Gracilis"
Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 5a
A fantastic garden variety of the species with a rounded, compact habit, ideal for detail use; very delicate, almost ferny foliage
Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress has dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain dark green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The bark is not particularly outstanding.
Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 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 to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.
This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
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