Chamaecyparis obtusa '22 Karat'

22 Karat Hinoki Cypress

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

"A miniature evergreen conifer with a dense flattened-globe form. Unusual foliage is bright yellow on the inside with bronze green on the outside. The contrast makes it look "glowing" from the inside. Prefers AM sun/PM shade in well-drained soil. 8" tall x 12" wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5." Bucholz & Bucholz Nursery

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Part Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 8 - 12 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Yellow / Gold, Yellow

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Once-a-Year Maintenance

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low