Fernspray Gold Hinoki Cypress - Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Fernspray Gold'

Regular price $21.99

A favorite. This dainty looking Hinoki cypress is just a gem to grow in your miniature garden. The foliage changes throughout the year. In spring, it is a rich emerald green color, then the foliage turns a wonderful gold color when the plant is kept in full sun. In the winter, the tree blushes in an array of amber tones if the temperatures are cold enough - see the third photo for the winter colors.

The branches arch out in a whimsical way from the center of the tree, and it looks like a full-sized tree in miniature when the bottom branches are trimmed away to show some of the trunk. One of my favorite Hinokis.

To keep it bushy, trim in late winter by shearing the overall shape of the shrub, including trimming back the longer branches.

  • full sun
  • regular water, damp soil
  • excellent for bonsai or miniature gardening
  • growth: less than 3" per year
  • zone 4 - 8, hardy to -20 F
  • heat zones 8 - 1 
  • full sun to part sun
  • shelter the pot from the extreme hot sun in late afternoon in the summer 
  • regular water
  • if in a pot, let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering 
  • comes in a 4” pot
  • an outdoor plant

Main Photo: The Fernspray Hinoki Cypress was "limbed-up" a bit to create a tree form for this garden. To the left of it is the Dwarf Mondo Grass, Miniature Daisies and that wee shrub is a Butter Ball Hinoki Cypress.

Extra plants, patio and accessories shown in the photo are not included.


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