Chirimen Hinoki Cypress
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Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Chirimen’
The fascinating foliage of Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Chirimen’ displays multiple textures and colors. That explains the name, ‘Chirimen’, which is a dyed crepe fabric traditionally made from silk and used for making kimonos. Each narrow, upright tree becomes a cluster of thick, upright shoots that resemble bottle-brushes, with both juvenile and adult foliage in shades of blue and green. The effect is striking and unusual for a Hinoki cultivar. Use this textural accent where the crinkly, congested foliage will stand out. Requires excellent drainage.
- Garden Size: 4’H x 2’W
- Growth: 3-5″/year
- Habit: Narrow Upright
- Hardiness: Zone 5
- Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.