Thursday, April 29, 2010
Chamaecyparis obtusa - Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa: Chamaecyparis
, meaning 'dwarf', and
, meaning 'cypress';
, meaning 'blunt', possibly referring to the leaf tip.
Slow growing formal pyramidal tree will stay small for many years.
Flat sprays of scale-like leaves, often in horizontal tiers.
1/4" female cones produced in fall. 'Aurea' cultivar has yellow new growth in the sun.
Reddish brown bark sheds in long narrow strips.
Often seen as a bonsai specimen.
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