Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 4 to 5 ft. high, equal width.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Rock Garden Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Botanical Pronunciation:kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Pyramidal
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 4 to 5 ft. high, equal width.
Special features:Dwarf Plant
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Does not flower
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Design IdeasThe texture of this beautiful evergreen makes a fine foundation plant to cover utilities and crawl spaces as well as footings year round. May be used as a freestanding foliage column out in the landscape as a central element for bright floral plantings. A natural in the Asian inspired garden left natural or creatively shaped in the bonsai style.
Companion PlantsUse this evergreen as an anchor for other shrubs featuring seasonal changes such as Cole's Compact Burning Bush, (Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact), Scarlet Wonder Dwarf Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Scarlet Wonder'), Tuscarora Crape Myrtle, (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Tuscarora') and Royal Purple Smoke Bush, (Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Protect from drying wind. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: fall.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
The species C. obtusa is also known as hinoki cypress was collected from Japan by Von Siebold introduced to the west by the nursery firm of J. G. Veitch in 1861. This is a small stature cultivar introduced in 1915 to provide an intermediate plant between C. o. 'Nana' and C. o. 'Pygmaea'.
Lore:
Chamaecyparis translates from the Greek for dwarf and cypress, which verifies the fact that it is not a true cypress at all.