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  • Nana Gracilis Hinoke Cypress Base Size 1 Quart

Nana Gracilis Hinoke Cypress Base Size 1 Quart

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Nana Gracilis Dwarf Conifer Hinoke Cypress


A dwarf conifer with an irregular upright growth habit. Features dark-green, compacted sprays of foliage. Prefers sun/partial shade in well drained soil. 4' tall x 2' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -30 degrees. USDA zone 5-9


Attribution from The American Conifer Society:

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' / graceful dwarf Hinoki cypress

RECOMMENDED HARDINESS ZONES:5 (-10 to -20 F / -23.3 to -28.9 C)8 (10 to 20 F / -6.7 to -12.2 C)

HORTICULTURAL STATUS: RHS Accepted CultivarORIGIN: Seedling SelectionCOLOR: Medium Green TRINOMIAL TYPE: CultivarGROWTH SHAPE: Broad Upright or OvalGROWTH SIZE: Dwarf: 1 to 6 inches (2.5 – 15 cm) per year / 1 to 5 feet (0.3 – 1.5 m) after 10 years


Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' is a very attractive selection of Hinoki cypress that has stood the test of time for well over a century. Shell-like sprays of dark green foliage form an irregularly globose specimen that becomes broadly conical with age. Quite slow growing when grown as a rooted, but is often grafted which accelerates its growth rate considerably. Typical rate of growth in most areas is 3 to 6 inches (7.5 - 15 cm) a year depending on the vigor of the understock, resulting in a 4 to 5 foot (1.3 to 1.6 m) tall tree after 10 years in the landscape.



This is a very old cultivar, introduced to the nursery trade in 1867 by R. Smith at H. Rogers & Son Nurseries, Chandler Ford, United Kingdom.

  • 2020 January