Fernspray False Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA|
|Lore||The species Chamaecyparis obtusa is known in Japan as hinoki - hence this smaller variety with its fernlike sprays of foliage is also sometimes referred to as fernspray hinoki false cypress. Hinoki is a highly significant tree in Japan, having been revered for many centuries not just for its highly resilient wood used to build shrines, temples and bathing tubs, but for the fragrant essential oils of its bark, wood and foliage.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Camellia (Camellia); Azalea (Azalea); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Pine (Pinus); Hosta (Hosta)|
Provide average to fertile, neutral to acidic, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh wind. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Prefers humidity and ample moisture; withstands brief dry spells when established. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8