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Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'

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Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides') at Moana Nursery

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress foliage

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides') at Moana Nursery

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

Dark green sprays of ferny foliage grow in dense clumps on a pyramidal habit of growth; a perfect choice as a residential landscape accent, along the back of borders; or for screening

Ornamental Features

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Fernspray Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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