Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Snowkist'
Common name: 
Snowkist Hinoki Falsecypress
kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-TU-sa
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Conifer, a dwarf selection, conical, upright habit, growing 1-6 inches/year (2.5-15 cm), most foliage is dark green which contrasts with splashes of white-variegated leaves at the tips of branches, reminiscent of being snow topped.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5    Note:  Proper siting is critical for this plant. For best color, it requires ample irrigation and moderate exposure to sun. Too much shade results too little to no variegation while too much sun causes the creamy parts to scorch (Amer. Conifer Soc.).
  • A branch mutation of the C. obtusa ‘Tonia’ discovered in 1970 by William Goddard and introduced to the nursery trade by Floravista Nursery of Vancouver, Canada.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • white tips of branchlets

    white tips of branchlets