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Reis Dwarf Hinoke Cypress Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Reis Dwarf'

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

'Reis Dwarf' is a dwarf evergreen conifer of Hinoki cypress with an irregular, narrow upright form. Foliage is rich green and branches can be somewhat contorted with congested foliage and very long thin foliage. It prefers full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Lends itself to being pruned in interesting shapes and for bonsai.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    obtusa
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 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:
    Irregular
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    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)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Congested medium green foliage has very long, thin needles and grows in fans.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Specimen