Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Kosteri’ is a well-known selection that has enjoyed popularity for decades. Superior form, slow growth and shapely sprays of feathery, twisting foliage account for its reputation. ‘Kosteri’ maintains a compact rounded shape for several years before eventually developing into a broad, but tidy, dense pyramid. Hints of bronze accent the tiers of soft, muted green branches, especially in winter. ‘Kosteri’ benefits from some winter protection if grown in a container.
- Garden Size: 6’H x 4’W
- Dwarf: 3-6″/year
- Habit: Broad 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.