Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Sunny Swirl'

Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress

Newly planted

Newly planted

Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Chamaecyparis

Parent: Chamaecyparis obtusa

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 6 to 8' tall and 3' wide in 10 years

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dwarf growing 3 to 6 inches per year. Narrow upright form. Stiff red branches, slightly contorted, with twisting, threadlike foliage from yellow to chartreuse. Small cockscombs at the tips. Best gold color in sun.


Sport of 'Torulosa'.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a quart pot at Maple Ridge in October 2013 and planted it in the Triangle Island Garden.

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