Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tempelhof'Item #2391 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Lush evergreen foliage in broad overlapping whorls covers this carefree dwarf conifer. New foliage emerges yellow-green, matures to deep green, then takes on a bronze coloration in the winter. Excellent for use as a low informal hedge and requires little to no pruning.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SAPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Conifer; 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.Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Azalea (Azalea); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Camellia (Camellia); Pine (Pinus); Hosta (Hosta)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established, prefers evenly moist soil, but tolerates brief dry spells. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: fall.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.