Chamaecyparis obtusa (dwarf forms) Cupressaceae
Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-TU-sa
- Conifer, evergreen shrub or small tree, there are numerous dwarf and/or slow
growing forms. In some forms the foliage is dark green and glossy, pouch-like, twisted.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (4) 5
- Some of the dwarf, and/or slow growing, and compact forms are:
- Chabo-yadoi - dwarf or small shrub of dome shaped or conical habit, irregular, slightly twisted foliage.
- Compacta - medium size to large shrub, compact, conical habit, dark green foliage. Resembles the more compact forms of Nana Gracilis
- Compact Fernspray - a miniature, fern-like display of branchlets, a dwarf form of Filicoides, and apparently sometimes misnamed as Filicoides Compacta.
- Coralliformis - compact and slow growing, contorted branches and twisted foliage, to about 50 cm (20 inches) tall and wide.
- Elf - dark green, miniature, compact, 8 × 12 inches (20 × 30 cm) in 10 years.
- Fernspray Gold - small to medium-sized shrub with fern-like sprays of golden-yellow foliage.
- Hage - slow growing dwarf with a dense, compact, flat-topped to conical habit; it has twisted, bright green foliage.
- Kosteri - very slow growing shrub with a globular to conical habit with bright green foliage in flat sprays.
- Mariesii - slow growing form with an open, cone-shaped habit; its foliage, in loose sprays, is creamy-white to pale yellow.
- Nana - real dwarf with a flat-topped habit, has tiers of densly packed, cup-shaped dark green foliage. Should not be confused with the much taller and faster growing Nana Gracilis.
- Nana Gracilis - has a conical habit, a shrub or small tree, dense, compact habit. Its foliage is dark green, in short, shell-like sprays. One of the most frequently grown forms, has been grown for over 100 years. However, there are several slightly different clones on the market with the same name, including types that grow too fast.
- Nana Lutea - dwarf with green-yellow foliage.
- Pygmaea - small, flat-topped, wide spreading shrub with bronze-green foliage which darkens in winter.
- Pygmaea Aurescens - similar to Pygmaea, but with more coppery-orange foliage.
- Reis Dwarf - similar to Kosteri, but produces long traggling branches which must be removed.
- Repens - dwarf, with an almost a creeping habit.
- Spiralis - dwarf ascending shrub with twisted branches.
- Snowflake - dwarf, green foliage with small white spots.
- Templehof - dense, rounded, conical shrub of small to medium size with deep green foliage.
- Torulosa - somewhat flat globose, semi-dwarf to 10 ft (3 m) in 10 years, fat thick branches with fasciations.
(References: Hillier Nurseries, 1998; Krüssmann, G. 1985; van Geldren and van Hoey Smith, 1996).