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CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Nana'

Image of Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana'

Jesse Saylor

Family

Cupressaceae

Botanical Name

CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Nana'

Plant Common Name

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress, Hinoki Falsecypress

General Description

A sacred tree in its native Japan, Hinoki falsecypress is an evergreen conifer with flattened sprays of dark green scale-like leaves that have prominent white bands on their undersides. The cultivar 'Nana' forms a diminuitive flat-topped dome clad in curled fans of black-green foliage. This cultivar is sometimes confused with 'Nana Gracilis', which is a larger, more upright plant.

Hinoki falsecypress prefers some shade; full sun is tolerated in cool relatively moist locations. The soil should have humus, good drainage, and some acidity. Use this miniature cultivar as a rock garden, container, or patio plant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A3, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Needled or Scaled Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Very Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Dark Red, Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Alpine, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No