Fernleaf Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides Compacta’
The delicate foliage on this stunning, upright tree looks more like fern fronds than typical Hinoki branches. Each arching, rich green branch tapers to a fine point, instead of the more usual cupped tip. Will develop a handsome, open habit, and will stand out as a focal point in a miniature garden or as a unique bonsai. If desired, judicious pruning encourages a more compact shape. Grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
- Garden Size: 10’H x 7’W
- Large: 6-8″/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.