SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Spiralis'
COMMON NAME: Spiralis Hinoki Cypress, Falsecypress
GARDEN SIZE: 4 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide
GROWTH RATE: Slow; up to 2-4″ per year under ideal conditions
USDA ZONE: 5-8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun.
WATER & SOIL: Well-drained soil; Average water requirements
HABIT (FORM): Dwarf, narrow and densely-branched conifer; takes on a naturally sculpted appearance
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Dense sprays of dark green scale-like needles
PLANT ORIGIN: Central Japan
WILDLIFE SUPPORT: Not utilized by native wildlife. Deer resistant.
FERTILIZING: Feed in spring and fall with acidic organic fertilizer.
PRUNING: Minimal shearing required. Hand pruning is preferred. Late winter or early summer is best.
PET SAFETY: ASPCA safety not provided