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Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’

Hinoki

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & March
  • Height0.3m to 2.5m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’ (Hinoki). ‘Nana Gracilis’ and its many variants, little bun-shaped plants normally 30 to 60 cm high with crowded fans of tiny branchlets producing a richly textured effect.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Rockery. Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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