Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa cvs. Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:Hinoki false cypress Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:CupressaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 2 - 3m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Scale-like, Imbricate, Opposite, Leathery, Lustrous, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Red, Orange, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Small garden/space, Mixed shrub border, Accent plant, Rock garden
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.