Compact Bronze Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Pygmaea Aurescens'

SKU
02372
Useful, mounded accent shrub having spreading branches that hold flat fan-shaped branchlets of yellow-bronze foliage in spring, green in summer, rich coppery-bronze in winter. Evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationkam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA
LoreDwarf Hinoki Cypress is a popular subject for bonsai in Japan.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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').

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

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