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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Ericoides'

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kam-ay-SIP-a-ris ob-TOO-sa
Description

This is a cultivar of Hinoki Cypress which grows 5-10 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide in 10 years. The new foliage is blue-green which matures to glossy light green. It adds winter interest with purplish-green foliage. It has a broad, upright pyramidal form with spreading branches.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    obtusa
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Broad
    Erect
    Pyramidal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Blue-green juvenile foliage matures to glossy light green. Plum purple in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No