Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'
Common name: 
Slender Hinoki Falsecypress
Pronunciation: 
kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-TU-sa
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, to 20 ft (6 m), slow growing, conical, more compact than species; branches outspread; branchlets slender, arching, irregularly arranged.   Leaves short, dense, closely pressed, of two sizes, the lateral pair much larger than facial leaves, glossy dark green above, light green below.  Cones short-stalked, solitary, globose ("volleyballs"), 8 mm diam.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Species from Japan, Taiwan; this cultivar was imported from Japan to Europe about 1862.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: near southwest entrance to Cordley and nearby Ag. & Life Science arch.
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    plant habit

  • plant habit, several trees

    plant habit, several trees

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    branches

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    branchlets

  • branchlets and cones

    branchlets and cones

  • branchlets and cones

    branchlets and cones

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    leaves