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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea'

Common Name:
Dwarf Hinoki cypress
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Cupressaceae (The Cypress Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3 feet high by 2 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Not Applicable
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This form of dwarf hinoki is a little squatter than round, with dense horizontal tiers of branches. The vertical growth rate is only a couple of inches a year. New growth of bright golden-yellow is borne in short, flat sprays. It needs part shade during the hot summer months, except along the coast.