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Cultural Details for Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'

Common Name:
Nana Gracilis Hinoki Falsecypress

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Monoecious: staminate-yellow, pistillate-solitary.

Fruit Details:
Cones short-staked, solitary, globose, 0.33" across, 8 orange-brown scales, depressed on the back and with a small point; 2-5 seeds on each scale, narrow membranous wings.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Reddish-brown, shed in long narrow strips.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Japan and Formosa. Introduced 1861. Zone 5-8

Other Features:
A pyramidal bush with thick dark green foliage. Most cultivars of this species are probably the best suited for landscape use among the Chamaecyparis genus.

Culture and Care:
Container grown plants are easier to transplant. Prefers a moist, well-drained, neutral, soil and a moderately humid atmosphere in a sunny, protected from wind area.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 18

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.