Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress

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Sculptural Accent Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress

  • Petite Accent Shrub
  • Excellent Ruffled Texture Plant
  • Unique Cupped Foliage Held in Sprays
  • Rich Color Through Winter
  • Dense Growth
  • Slow Grower Rarely Requires Pruning
  • Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Can Be Grown in Containers
  • Zen Style
  • Showy Evergreen for Collectors
  • Versatile
  • Resists Pests and Disease

Add character and year-round evergreen structure to your landscape...the easy way! Grow them in the ground, or keep them in containers on your balcony, patio, porch or deck.

Ruffled Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana') features cupped sprays of evergreen foliage. Every compact shrub becomes a unique accent over time.

These slow-growing small shrubs develop into a wonderfully dynamic feature, without pruning or trimming. Give yours a name, and baby it as a member of your tribe.

You might be surprised how versatile Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress are for landscape use. With an easy-care nature, adaptability and dark green color, these are a wonderful choice for low-maintenance gardens.

They also fit beautifully in small space gardens. Let them grow as they will as a living piece of sculpture.

Dense foliage fills in all the way to the ground. You'll never need to worry about adding facer plants if you prefer a streamlined Asian-inspired style.

However, if Cottage Gardens are your thing...know that Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress plays well with others in a mixed border. Rely on their funky presence to contrast with a hodge-podge of flowering plants.

Evergreens are worth their weight in gold! They effortlessly ground your plantings with a strong, steady boost of rich green.

Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress resists pests and diseases with proper care. They'll decorate a spot in full sun or partial shade.

These memorable evergreens are an exceptional addition to perk up bland landscapes. Consider them a living shot of espresso in your mature foundation plantings.

Order several Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress from Nature Hills today. They make exceptional plant gifts, as well!

How to Use Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress in the Landscape

Add one as a specialty evergreen in a curated collection. Dedicate a planting bed for wonderful Little Gem Norway Spruce and Papoose Sitka Spruce...or keep all three in oversized outdoor containers or troughs.

Consider them "full-size" Bonsai, and rest easy with their charming personalities in a Zen Garden. Why not add raked gravel mulch around them, and enjoy the process of creating mindful designs?

Keep two unique Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress plants in tall pots on either side of your front door. Brand your space with a very personal style.

These plants also make a showy addition to a mixed border. Play on the ruffled bloom texture with a tall layer of Black Diamond Best Red Crape Myrtle shrubs planted behind a repeating series of Dwarf Hinoki.

Have fun with these light-hearted compact shrubs! Let them highlight bends, twists and turns in borders, rock gardens or foundation plantings.

Be inspired! This choice makes an excellent key player in a garden "vignette". Paint your visitors a beautiful picture with plants from Nature Hills.

Bring in a really special boulder and plant a Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress nearby to keep it company. Pop a Big Bluestem Grass behind the rock to soften the look.

Add a bench and you'll create a very meaningful memorial. Use one of our fantastic specialty evergreen trees like Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce or Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce as a taller partner.

Pair with gorgeous groundcover Roses on the south side of a trio of Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress.

It doesn't get any prettieror easierthan that!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in full sun or partial shade, where it will receive at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. Good air circulation is appreciated.

Give them well-drained soil, as their roots love to be damp, but won't tolerate standing water. Elevate the planting in a raised bed, if needed.

Nature Hills Root Booster helps the tiny feeder roots access water and micro-nutrients over the life of the plant. This time-tested formula delivers enormous benefits to your plant, and it never "wears out".

Apply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Keep the roots cool with a three-inch layer of mulch, then pull it back away from the trunk.

Evergreens stay vibrant rich green year-round, but they do have a normal renewal cycle and you may see some foliage drop in fall. Protect their evergreen needles with a good long drink of water in fall before the winter winds come on.

Slow-release fertilizer can be applied in early spring. Follow directions for application rates on the label.

Get started on a new love affair with these expertly-grown, darling evergreen shrubs. Order Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No