Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'

Gracilis Slender Hinoki Cypress

Evergreen Conifer, Tree

The dwarf hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obutsa 'Gracilis') is great for adding structure to smaller city gardens because it is relatively slow growing and tolerates a variety of growing conditions.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average


Size: 144 - 180 tall x 48 - 72 wide
Shape / Form: Conical, Irregular, Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, 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: canopy
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos