Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides Compacta'

Compact Fernspray Hinoki Cypress


Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

"This fantastic slow growing cultivar has a compact habit with dark green foliage arranged in interesting fern-like sprays. The flattened and narrow tapering branches create a unique texture and make for an excellent garden specimen or a striking container plant. This interesting evergreen grows best in full sun but tolerates light to open shade. It adapts to a variety of soils, from sandy sites to clay, provided the location is well-drained. Once established it is very drought tolerant, requiring little to no summer watering even during prolonged droughts. It requires very little pruning and heavy pruning can ruin its unique appearance. Only prune to remove dead, broken or poorly formed branches." —Great Plant Picks

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average

Description

Size: 120 - 144 tall x 36 - 60 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green




Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Pollution Tolerant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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