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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'

Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, D.C.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Needs good drainage. Shell-shaped sprays have short, dense leaves, dark green on top and light green underneath.

Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.

Native to Japan.

Family: Cupressaceae

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 20 feet.

Width: 8 - 16 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Scalelike, Glossy Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2b - 6 and 15 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Spider Mites, Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 24, 2018.
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