Hinoki False Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Torulosa'

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

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Sacramento, California

Cleveland, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 17, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

Having trouble with this plant. Planted in fall of 2005. Purchased at Woodsmith Store on sale, end of season. Looked good when I bought it but developed a lot of browning in first fall, and this spring (2006) it has a lot of brown spots but also some green. Hope it will green up more. Referred to as an attractive shrub with red barked, twisted branches and dark green foliage. Excellent as small informal hedge that requires little maintenance. Zone 4-8 on the Monrovia tag that came with it. Slow growing to 9 feet tall and wide. Will see how it goes.