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Cultural Details for Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'

Common Name:
Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress

Growth Rate:
Medium, 12-24" per year, 25' in 20 years

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 bush or small tree of open, irregular habit. Branches are long and straggly, clothed with dense pendulous clusters of 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:

    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.