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Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa cvs.
Pronunciation: kam-ee-SIPP-ur-iss ub-TOO-zuh
Common Name: Hinoki false cypress
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
Key ID Features: Pyramidal habit with flattened branchlets, locally slow growing cultivars are mostly < 4 m tall, but the species can grow 30 m tall in wild; leaves scale-like, 2-4 mm long, blunt tipped (obtuse), greenish above, with a white stomatal band at the base of each scale-leaf on lower surface; female cones globose, 8-12 mm wide, 8-12 scales arranged in opposite pairs; male cones at tips, orange-brown, spherical, 1-2 mm long.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Slow
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Specimen plant
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include Google 'Gracilis', C. 'Kosteri', 'Lutea Nana', C. 'Nana', C. 'Nana Gracilis', C. 'Verdoni'.
Hinoki false cypress
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Scale-like
Arrangement: Imbricate, Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Dark-green, Green, Green-yellow, depends on cultivar
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Rhomboidal
Apices: Acute
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): Male Cone, Brown, Red, Orange
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Cone (winged seeds)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark Morphology: Moderately fissured, Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Red

(ONE) Overpass North side East : 2
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