Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Hinoki False Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii'

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

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

View this plant in a garden


over 40 ft. (12 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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:
Full Sun

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Click thumbnail
to view:

By passarb
Thumbnail #1 of Chamaecyparis obtusa by passarb

By passarb
Thumbnail #2 of Chamaecyparis obtusa by passarb

By claypa
Thumbnail #3 of Chamaecyparis obtusa by claypa

By claypa
Thumbnail #4 of Chamaecyparis obtusa by claypa

By slyperso1
Thumbnail #5 of Chamaecyparis obtusa by slyperso1

By Lakeside3
Thumbnail #6 of Chamaecyparis obtusa by Lakeside3

By Lakeside3
Thumbnail #7 of Chamaecyparis obtusa by Lakeside3

There are a total of 10 photos.
Click here to view them all!


1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Mar 12, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A handsome, broadly pyramidal evergreen tree to 50' with ferny foliage, gold at the tips. An excellent tree where a large-growing specimen conifer is desired. The gold brightens in winter.

Medium fast growing under good conditions: full sun, protection from wind, moderately humid atmosphere, moist well-drained soil.

A 2008 Cary Award winner, given by the Tower Hill Botanic Garden to superior but underused plants for New England landscapes.

Neutral Lakeside3 On Dec 30, 2008, Lakeside3 from Jacksonville, NC wrote:

With a southwestern exporsure, full sun in zone 8, would recommend heavy soil conditioner mixed during planting, include mulching and regularly water during mid to late summer to mininize browning of foliage. I planted these summer 07, did not provide regular watering nor did I fertilize this summer 08. But will provide recommendations this spring into summer, hoping for improvements!

Neutral passarb On Apr 17, 2005, passarb from Syracuse, NY wrote:

I'm generally not wild about golden conifers that stand alone but they can be striking if placed among contrasting greens and blues.

Neutral smiln32 On Nov 5, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is a bright golden color and change to green as they mature. Prefers moist, well-drained, neutral soil. Needs some protection from winter winds.


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

, (2 reports)
Decatur, Georgia
Danville, Kentucky
West Friendship, Maryland
Dracut, Massachusetts
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Southborough, Massachusetts
Ludington, Michigan
Matthews, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Dundee, Ohio
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Leesburg, Virginia
Shelton, Washington

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America