Chamaecyparis Obtusa Nana Gracilis Hinoki Cypress Chamaecyparis Obtusa Nana Gracilis is a low-growing evergreen dwarf conifer with shell-like sprays of dark green foliage. It’s a good choice for low-maintenance gardens.
Chamaecyparis Obtusa false cypress trees are native to Japan and Korea. They are commonly called the Hinoki Cypresses and there are circa 250 varieties. Hinoki Cypress Nana Gracilis is a medium-sized dwarf cultivar with green foliage and concave sprays that grow upward in waves. It’s a low-growing variety that forms an irregular globe. Hinoki Cypress Nana Gracilis is an RHS AGM winner. It's tough, beautiful and has stood the test of time greening our gardens for the past 100 years.
Height And Spread of Chamaecyparis Obtusa Nana Gracilis Hinoki Cypress Nana Gracilis is a medium-sized evergreen shrub that’s dense and compact. It’ll reach 1.5 – 2.5 metres high and 1-1.5 metres wide over 20-50 years.
How Hardy Is Chamaecyparis Obtusa Nana Gracilis Hinoki Cypress Nana Gracilis is hardy down to minus 50 if the roots are well-drained. It enjoys full sun and tolerates pollution.
How To Use Chamaecyparis Obtusa Nana Gracilis The evergreen sprays of Hinoki Cypress Nana Gracilis bring year-round colour and shape to all types of garden borders. It suits a courtyard garden or a rock garden, especially the Japanese style. Low maintenance wildlife gardens also benefit from the cover this tough evergreen false cypress offers. Its pollution tolerant nature means it can cope with urban areas and front gardens. You can grow Hinoki Cypress Nana Gracilis in a large well-watered and well-fed container to brighten up a dull patio, deck or roof terrace.
How To Care For Chamaecyparis Obtusa Nana Gracilis Hinoki Cypress Nana Gracilis grows best in moist, well-drained soil that’s slightly acidic but it will tolerate less than perfect well-drained soil including chalk. You won’t need to prune this evergreen conifer unless you’re using it as a hedge or you’re keen to keep a specific shape in which case you can trim it once a year to keep the edges neat. A layer of mulch in spring to trap moisture and keep down weed competition boosts the foliage and keeps Hinoki Cypress Nana Gracilis fresh and healthy.