SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Confucius'
COMMON NAME: Confucius Hinoki Cypress
GARDEN SIZE: 12 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide
GROWTH RATE: Intermediate: 6-10"/year
USDA ZONE: 5-8
EXPOSURE: Partial Sun
WATER & SOIL: Well-drained soil; Average water requirements
HABIT (FORM): Upright, pyramidal and loosely-branched conifer
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Dense sprays of bright green scale-like needles; New growth is bright yellow
FLOWERS: Not specified
FRUIT: Not specified
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 rating not provided