Chamaecyparis obtusa Gracilis Cupressaceae
Slender Hinoki Falsecypress kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-TU-sa
- Conifer, evergreen tree, to 20 ft (6 m), slow growing, conical, more compact than species; branches outspread; branchlets slender, arching, irregularly arranged. Leaves short, dense, closely pressed, of two sizes, the lateral pair much larger than facial leaves, glossy dark green above, light green below. Cones short-stalked, solitary, globose ("volleyballs"), 8 mm diam.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Species from Japan, Taiwan; this cultivar was imported from Japan to Europe about 1862.
- obtusa: blunt, the leaves
- Oregon State Univ. campus: near southwest entrance to Cordley and nearby Ag. & Life Science arch.