Slender Hinoki False Cypress

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Slender Hinoki False Cypress - Graceful Addition to Your Landscape!

  • Deep-Green Unique Growth
  • Small Accent Tree
  • Lush Evergreen
  • Arching, Whorled Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Graceful Form
  • Full Sun
  • Partly Drought Tolerant
  • Asian-Inspired Gardens
  • Urban Environments
  • Living Sculpture

False Cypress varieties are wonderfully graceful additions to your landscape, bringing such unique form and a curious growth habit as well! The Slender Hinoki False Cypress is no different, and just maybe ... better!

Also known as Gracilis False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'), the False Cypress develop a strong central leader and a distinctive, refined pyramidal-form. The fronds grow in amazing whorled, flattened sprays of dark-green foliage.

A graceful addition to any home landscape, this small accent tree or large evergreen shrub keeps this finely-textured, deep green foliage all season long. Slender Hinokie adds interest to the landscape with its slightly arching branches.

New growth takes on a reddish hue in spring and fall brings a slight bronzy tinge to the branches of steady evergreen.

How to Use Slender Hinoki False Cypress In The Landscape

This Slender False Cypress is lovely as open hedges and informal screens. But mostly used as an exemplary specimen plant. The open branching creates airy privacy, while this slower-growing conifer won't require much maintenance.

A lovely specimen indeed! Slender Hinoki is a stand-out accent due to its narrow, pyramidal form, with gracefully arching branchlets making it a natural showpiece! Plant False Cypress as an easy-care living sculpture for your landscape.

False Cypress is an excellent small, slender evergreen tree for pinpoint privacy and adding distinctive form as a background planting in mixed-shrub and mixed-evergreen beds and borders. False Cypress adds an amazing designer touch to your landscape.

The gracefully arching branches are perfect for Asian-inspired, Zen gardens, rock gardens and formal plantings alike. Slender Hinoki False Cypress has a slim profile that allows it to fit about anywhere and look good doing it.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Slender Hinoki False Cypress prefers full sun or very light shade, though the full sun allows for the best color year-round. In hot climates, these do appreciate some protection from the full, relentless sun.

Requiring well-drained soil and average moisture, Slender Hinoki Cypress is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner-city environments. Once established, they are even partly drought-tolerant for short periods.

This is a relatively low maintenance accent plant, the slow-growing nature means it won't outgrow its space any time soon. If any pruning is needed, it is recommended to trim back the new growth of the current season and remove any dieback from winter.

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. False Cypress are no different and really appreciate this extra layer of protection.

We all need some easy-care, sculptural landscape plants in our lives and landscapes! With all the qualities that Slender Hinoki False Cypress offers, it's a natural choice for a truly unique garden addition! Order your own gorgeous accent trees from Nature Hills Nursery 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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Slender 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 'Gracilis'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No