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PlantFiles: Hinoki False Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tetragona Aurea'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaecyparis (kam-ee-SIP-a-riss) (Info)
Species: obtusa (ob-TOO-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tetragona Aurea

4 vendors have this plant for sale.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Grown for foliage

Other details:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Babs2 On Jul 13, 2011, Babs2 from Franklin, NH wrote:

Just purchased this plant from a local nursery. Commercial tag from grower says "Golden Dwarf Hinoki Cypress", "Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea'. The 'Tetragona Aurea' has more of a fern type foliage than what I purchased. Is the name incorrect?

Positive Lakeside3 On Dec 19, 2008, Lakeside3 from Jacksonville, NC wrote:

Was planted with a southeast exposure in full sun, zone 8. Must heavly mulch and requires wartering during late summer months here on the Downeast, Southern North Carolina. Year round interest, the color is so intense it is electricfying!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Decatur, Georgia
Dracut, Massachusetts
Bainbridge Island, Washington

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