Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Juniperoides'

Dwarf Hinoki Cypress



Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Chamaecyparis

Parent: Chamaecyparis obtusa

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 10" tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Tight mounded form. Very slow growing - to 1" per year. Well-drained soil.


Introduced from England in the 1920s where it was raised at the Rogers Nursery in 1915.

RHS Award of Merit in 1980.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Plant Delights in June 2011 and planted it in an open-bottomed pot by the helipad. It died in summer 2012.

Sources of Information

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