Compact Bronze Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Pygmaea Aurescens'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA|
|Lore||Dwarf Hinoki Cypress is a popular subject for bonsai in Japan.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Combine 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').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8