Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Blue Feathers'

Blue Feathers Hinoki Falsecypress

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Chamaecyparis

Parent: Chamaecyparis obtusa

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: Dwarf - grows 2 to 4" per year - 8' tall in time

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Soft blue foliage, looks feathery. As matures has a stiff upward, twisting habit. Moist, well-drained soil. 4' tall x 3' wide in 10 years.


Found as a juvenile sport on Chamaecyparis obtusa by Ivan Arneson in his garden in Canby, Oregon in 1979. Introduced by Bob Fincham in Oregon. Another nursery called it 'Ivan's Column'.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in September 2011 and planted it in the Turret Front Garden.

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