Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'
Hinoki cypress 'Nana Gracilis'
'Nana Gracilis' is a slow-growing evergreen conifer making a medium-sized shrub to 2m, irregularly conical in habit, with glossy dark green foliage in short, concave sprays
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Foliage may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Chamaecyparis are evergreen trees, usually of narrowly ovoid or columnar outline, with much-branched sprays of small scale-like leaves, and small, globose cones; tiny red male cones are conspicuous in a few cultivars
- Name status
How to grow
Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- Low Maintenance
No pruning required, but shaped subjects, including hedges, will need trimming twice a year.
Prone to aphids
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