Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tempelhof'Item #2391 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Lush, deep green foliage in broad overlapping whorls cover this easy care, dwarf plant. Excellent as a low informal hedge, requiring little pruning. Foliage turns bronzy in winter. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SAPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Compact form to 8 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Does not flowerGarden styleAsian/ZenDesign IdeasA beautiful small shrub perfect for foundation planting cover up of footings, crawl spaces and utilities. Makes a beautiful bed filler with good form and soft texture. Well suited to the Asian inspired garden. Excellent background for perennials or to fill in behind water gardens and waterfalls.Companion PlantsCombine this evergreen with bold flowering plants such as Magical Gold Forsythia, (Forsythia x intermedia 'Kilgold'), Butter and Sugar Siberian Iris, (Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'), Shirley Temple Double Peony, (Paeonia x 'Shirley Temple') and Texas Purple Japanese Wisteria, (Wisteria floribunda 'Texas Purple').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: fall.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This genus translates from the Greek for dwarf and cypress leading to its common name, false-cypress. This species was collected from Japan by Dutch physician Philipp von Siebold and introduced by the English nursery firm of H. G. Veitch in 1861. This sport was discovered in Konjin Nursery in Holland before 1964.