Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Tree
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Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Tree
Dwarf Hinoki Cypress Leaf

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Spacing: 4-8'
  • Exposure: Sun/Light Shade
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Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’

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Dwarf Hinoki Cypress is a choice evergreen accent in a class by itself. This tidy, compact version of the elegant Hinoki Cypress Tree displays wavy fans of lustrous deep green foliage and a rounded habit. It’s like a little green cloud for your landscape, and it’s just as soft as it looks. Use it to soften the hard edges of stone, brick, or metal or to make a pleasing contrast to plants that have a pyramidal or columnar shape. Dwarf Hinoki Cypress maintains an impeccable appearance year-round, and what’s more, it does so while making very few demands on your busy schedule.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Spacing: 4-8'
  • Exposure: Sun/Light Shade
  • Show more ›

The Story

Hinoki Cypress is native to Japan, where it can become a towering 100-foot-plus tree that brushes the sky. But don’t worry! This selection will never get bigger than 2 or 3 feet. Gardeners and nurserypeople with a sharp eye will sometimes find “sports,” or mutations of plants, that can be propagated to retain their unique characteristics. That’s what happened to this selection long ago. Dwarf Hinoki Cypress originated in Japan; no one knows how long it has been grown there, but it was introduced to the West in the 1850s when Japan opened its borders. After all that time, this stellar plant is still a favorite in Japan, the U.S., and around the world.

The Details

Put your pruners back in the shed. This dapper little evergreen slowly grows into a perfect bun shape without any trimming on your part. You’ll have to unleash your inner Edward Scissorhands on some other plant. Dwarf Hinoki Cypress has a naturally dense form and always looks freshly sheared—even when it hasn’t been.

How to Grow

You’ll want to give Dwarf Hinoki Cypress a position in full sun to part shade in good soil that drains well. Water it regularly during establishment (the Bower & Branch™ Water Element system will help you deliver the right amount) and mulch it to keep the roots nice and cool. You can also grow this petite plant in a container on the patio. Hinoki Cypress prefers climates that don’t get extremely hot or extremely cold. Gardeners in coastal areas will have the most success, but with thoughtful siting and protection from the worst the weather has to offer, gardeners in much of the country will be able to grow outstanding specimens.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone
Exposure Sun/Light Shade
Avg Mature Height 5-6'
Avg Mature Width 3-4'
Spacing 4-8'
Leaf Color Dark Green
Fall Leaf Color Dark Green
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale


Size: A

Size A

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Size A Trees:

24-30" Tall. Grown in our #7 or #8 tree container this small evergreen tree will complement any landscape

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