SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides Compacta’
COMMON NAME: Compact Fernleaf Hinoki Cypress
GARDEN SIZE: 10 ft. tall x 7 ft. wide
GROWTH RATE: Fast; up to 6-8″ per year under ideal conditions
USDA ZONE: 5 to 8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Well-drained soil; Average water requirements
HABIT (FORM): Upright, open and loosely-branched conifer
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Delicate, fern-like, branches ending in pointed tips
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