SelecTree: Tree Detail
SLENDER HINOKI CYPRESS
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'
Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
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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