Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Sunny Swirl’
Bold texture and colorful foliage distinguish the narrow, upright, golden, Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Sunny Swirl’. Stiff, contorted branches with mahogany red bark contrast dramatically with the twisting, coarse, threadlike foliage. The unique foliage displays shades that vary from yellow to gold and even chartreuse toward the interior. Unusual cockscombs occasionally develop at the tips and add to the striking texture. Discovered at Iseli Nursery as a sport on C.o. ‘Torulosa’.
- Garden Size: 8’H x 6’W
- Growth: 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.