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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'

More About Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'

  • Dwarf, upright, Japanese specimen with irregular, vertical branching
  • Very compact clusters of blue-green foliage
  • Ideal for an unusual focal point in a rock garden

Interesting Notes:

The foliage of this chamaecyparis cultivar is unique and textured, and is reflected in its name 'Chirimen'; a crepe fabric traditionally made from silk and used for making kimonos.

Zone:

5

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm
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Hinoki Falsecypress Growing and Maintenance Tips

The Chirimen Hinoki falsecypress benefits from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds, and snow or ice accumulation, until established. Excellent drainage is a must for this cultivar.


Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Dwarf
Compact
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress