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Chamaecyparis obtusa gracillus 'Nana'
Dwarf hinoki cypress
Family: Cupressaceae

A broad, conical coniferous tree to 6 ft. tall with a spread of about 3 ft. Has a dense, pyramidal habit with rich green foliage, and soft stringy bark. The brown female cones are 1/2 -3/4 in. across and have 8-12 scales. Male cones are spherical, orange-brown and 3/8-1/2 in. across. Prefers neutral to slightly acidic soil in full sun. Prune from late spring to early autumn but do not cut into older wood. Excellent tree for a rock garden. Hardy in zones 4-8. Can be found outside of group 1 on inner campus side.

Christopher Pantazi

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