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Chamaecyparis obtusa

Hinoki

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & March
  • Height10m to 30m
  • Spread3m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourRich dark green-yellow

Description

Chamaecyparis obtusa (Hinoki). This is a tall broad conical evergreen tree from Japan. The foliage is a rich dark green and alternately arranged, they will range in height from 10m to 36m with a wide trunk and red-brown flaky bark.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

S. Japan

Interest and use

Banks, specimen

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are tolerant of chalky soils but grow best in moist but well drained neutral to slightly acid soil. If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, honey fungus may be a problem where young plants are more susceptible.

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