Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium, 12-24" per year, 25' in 20 years
Mature Height - 50-75'
Mature Width - 10-20'
Longevity - Broad pyramid, branches spreading, branchlets broadly frond-like, tops decurving, rich golden yellow, changing to green within plant, yellowish at ends of sprays, large tree.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious: staminate-yellow, pistillate-solitary.
Fruit - 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.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Evergreen
Bark - Reddish-brown, shed in long narrow strips.
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.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - 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.
Native Habitat - Japan and Formosa. Introduced 1861. Zone 5-8
Diseases and Insects - None serious
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Falsecypress & Cypress.
- Other plants of the family Cupressaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Chamaecyparis.
- Other plants of the species Chamaecyparis obtusa.