Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa cvs.
Common Name: Hinoki false cypress
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Scale-like, Opposite, Imbricate, Leathery, Lustrous, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Orange, Red, Brown, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown
Key ID Features:
Pyramidal habit with flattened branchlets, locally slow growing cultivars are mostly <4m tall (species can grow >30m tall in wild); leaves scale-like, 2-4mm long, tip blunt, greenish above, with a white stomatal band at the base of each scale-leaf on lower surface; pollen cones at tips, orange-brown, spherical, 1-2mm long; seed cones globose, 8-12mm wide, 8-10(-12) scales arranged in opposite pairs; seeds about 3mm long with wing 4mm wide. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>