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

Description: 

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.

History: 

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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