Chamaecyparis Obtusa Kosteri
Chamaecyparis obtusais native to Japan. It is commonly called hinoki cypress or hinoki falsecypress. It is an evergreen conifer that grows 50-75’ tall (to 120' tall in its native habitat) with a pyramidal shape. It features spreading branches with flattened horizontal branchlets that droop at the ends. Dark green scale-like leaves in two sizes have white markings beneath. Crushed foliage is aromatic. Reddish brown bark will peel on mature trees. Small, 8-scaled, greenish-brown (female) to orange brown (male) cones. Although species trees are uncommonly planted in the home landscape, a large number of compact and dwarf cultivars have become very popular for use as small accents/specimens, hedges, screens and foundation/rock garden plants.In Japan, hinoki means fire tree.'Kosteri' is a dwarf hinoki cypress that typically matures very slowly in a dwarf narrow pyramidal form to 3-4' tall and as wide. It is noted for its horizontal sprays of olive green leaves. Branchlets curve slightly downward at the tips. Foliage acquires bronze tones in winter.