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Slender Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form)*

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis (tree form)'

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Slender Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form) (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis (tree form)') at Highland Avenue Greenhouse

Slender Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form)

Slender Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form)

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A graceful addition to any home landscape, this small accent tree features finely-textured deep green foliage all season long on a single stem, lollipop form; best used as an accent in the garden or patio containers

Ornamental Features

Slender Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form) has dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Slender Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form) is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. 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.

Slender Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Slender Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form) will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features