This Hinoki Cypress has vibrant lemon thread-like foliage with little clubs on the ends. It gets the twist name from the way the branches do twist and turn. It remains compact, reaching only 4′ tall and wide after 10 years, with an annual growth rate of about 4 to 5 inches.
Pronunciation: kam-ee-SIP-a-riss ob-TOO-suh
Species Meaning: Blunt
Chamaecyparis obtusa is native to Japan.
This is a plant that will have the best color in full sun. In shade it reverts to more of a green color. Mature plants are moderately drought resistant.
Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
This cultivar originated as a mutation on Ch. obtusa ‘Tsatsumi’ found in 1996 by Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery, Gaston, Oregon.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19042
Found in Conifer Forest,
We acquired this plant from Al's Garden Center.