Well's Special Hinoki Tree
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Well's Special Hinoki Tree
Well's Special Hinoki Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 10-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Well's Special Hinoki

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Well's Special’

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Bring a touch of class to your front entryway, foundation plantings, or patio area with an elegant Wells Special Hinoki Cypress. This exquisite sculptural evergreen speaks the language of trees to convey to your guests (in an unboastful way) that you appreciate the finer things. With dense, wavy, deep green foliage and a slim silhouette, it will look stylish in any of the formal planting beds around your home. It rarely needs pruning, yet it will have an impeccable appearance year-round. You will be pleased to see your Wells Special Hinoki Tree growing more impressive each year, while knowing that this long-lived beauty is also adding value to your property.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 10-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Hinoki Cypress is a tree of great distinction that has been grown in Japan, where it is native, for thousands of years. When Japan finally opened its borders in the 1850s, the rest of the world quickly came to love this enchanting tree as well. New forms have spontaneously sprung up wherever Hinokis are grown. This selection arose in the United States, but its exact origins aren’t quite clear. Wells Select Hinoki Cypress was originally thought to have emerged from Wells Nursery in Mt. Vernon, Washington, but earlier records indicate it actually came from Mitsch Nursery in Aurora, Oregon around 1977.

The Details

A must for Asian-inspired gardens, Wells Special Hinoki Cypress also brings cool sophistication to many other types of landscapes, from hip, contemporary urban lots to well-groomed suburban living spaces to elegant country estates. This little black dress of the tree world is ready to step into any formal occasion and shine!

How to Grow

Hinoki Cypress appreciates the relatively mild climate of its Japanese homeland, and Wells Special is no exception, though careful siting will bring success in less than optimal situations. High filtered shade or morning sun with protection from searing afternoon heat is ideal. Shelter from subfreezing winter wind will also help it emerge from rough winters unscathed. Give it regular water, but drainage must be adequate to assure that this tree never has to endure having “wet feet.” (Don’t you hate that, too?) Mulch well to moderate temperatures in the root zone. Diseases and pests rarely attack Wells Special Hinoki Cypress.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20-30'
Avg Mature Width 8-12'
Spacing 10-20'
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches Yes
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale


Size: A

Size A

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

30-36" Tall. Grown in our #7 or #8 tree container this small evergreen tree will complement any landscape

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Well's Special Hinoki Tree
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