Hinoki False Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'

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

Trees

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Auburndale, Florida

Pownal, Maine

Dracut, Massachusetts

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ithaca, New York

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Cleveland, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

Sherwood, Oregon

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 14, 2010, purplesun from Krapets
Bulgaria (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an extremely slow growing miniature tree. It is very attractive though. I grow mine in a container in acidic soil, taken from my own garden. It stands on top of my garage and has been doing well so far. I live in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2300 feet AMSL, Z 6b.

Neutral

On Oct 20, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have one of these planted near my pond area in a well drained sheltered location. It was browsed by deer the first year to a height of about 18" tall and has not grown since, in fact it appears NOT to have changed one iota in the past 4 years! Don't know why - it just keeps on as it is. Other than that, it's fine, but because of it's pecularities, only gets a neutral rating from me.