Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracillis’

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracillis’

Phonetic: kam-may-sip-are-iss ob-TOO-suh

Common Name(s): Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress

Family: Cupressaceae
Origin: Japan
Plant Type: Conifer
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Needles, scale-like
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Rich Dark green, white markings beneath
Fall Color: –
Texture: Fine
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Non-flowering
Flower Color(s): Non-flowering

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 4-8
Climate Zone(s): 3, 15-17, 21-24
Growth Rate: Slow              
Height: 3-6 Feet
Spread: 2-4 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, juniper blight, root rot, bagworms
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, moist fertile soils

Features: Compact, slow-growing, multi-stemmed shrub, low maintenance, crushed foliage is aromatic, reddish-brown bark will peel when mature, greenish-brown (female) to orange-brown (male) cones
Uses: Specimen, evergreen conifer, accent, specimen, hedge, screen, foundation, rock gardens

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