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