Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'

Nana Gracilis Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress




Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Chamaecyparis

Parent: Chamaecyparis obtusa

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 6' tall and 3 to 4' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Conical form with very dense, compact habit.


Introduced to cultivation in 1874. RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 3-gallon plant at Lowes in September 2009 and planted it in the perennial bed. Not much has happened but I would not have expected much in 1 year. It was suffering somewhat from the heat and dryness in the perennial bed, although not as much as the other conifers I had there, so I moved it to the Turret Front Garden in spring 2012.

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