Chamaecyparis Obtusa Lutea Comp
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.Genus name comes from Greekchamaimeaning dwarf or to the ground andkyparissosmeaning cypress tree.Specific epithet means rounded in reference to its leaves being blunt/rounded at the tips.In Japan,hinoki means fire tree.'Nana Gracilis' is a compact, slow-growing, multi-stemmed, evergreen shrub that typically grows to 3' tall over the first 10 years. It will eventually mature over time in pyramidal to conical form to 6-9' tall. It features shell-shaped sprays of dense rich dark green foliage. Nana means dwarf and gracilis means slender or graceful.