Mini Cypress Tree Set: Thoweil, Butter Ball Hinoki & Tsukumo Sawara Cypress

Regular price $34.99

The trees in this set are outdoor trees and come in 2 1/4" pots as shown. They can be planted in full sun with good-draining soil. Let them dry out a bit in between watering sessions if they are grown in a container, to avoid over-watering.

The Tsukumo Sawara Cypress can tolerate a little more sun and drier soil than the other two Hinokis, but never let the soil dry out completely. Protect these trees from extremes while they are young - they are baby trees.

  • As a group, hardy to -20F
  • As a group, Heat hardy zones 6
  • Winter Maintenance: Clean out the dead leaves inside the shrubs when you see it.
  • Full sun - avoid that hot, summer afternoon sun while they are little
  • Let container soil dry out to barely damp in between watering
  • All are outdoor plants
  • Come in 2 1/4" pots

Butter Ball Hinoki Cypress - Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Butter Ball'

One of our favorite hinoki cypresses, the soft and lacey foliage are splashed with multi-toned yellows and creams in a perfect palm-sized ball of conifer magic. Just lovely on it's own and even more lovely in a miniature garden.

  • Growth Rate is 2" to 4" per year
  • Globe shape
  • Cold hardy to -20F or Zones 5-8
  • Heat zones 8 - 1
  • Full sun to part shade, soil should remain damp and cool
  • All are outdoor plants


Tsukumo Dwarf Sawara Cypress - Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Tsukumo'

A finely textured, soft green bun that is a must for any miniature gardener. The Tsukumo is prized by bonsai artists so we know it will be a great miniature garden plant. The Sawara Cypress can tolerate hotter and drier conditions than the Hinoki Cypress - but never let the soil dry out completely.

  • Rich greens
  • Cute globe shape
  • Full sun to part sun
  • Hardier at Zone 4 through 8, or to -30F
  • Heat zones 8 - 1
  • Growth rate is 1" to 3" per year
  • An outdoor plant


The Thoweil Hinoki cypress has an upright and narrow growth habit. The small, deep green foliage with the naturally sculpted upright habit will add a stately specimen to any miniature garden scene. 

  • Growth: 3" to 6” per year
  • Shape: Upright narrow
  • Hardiness: Cold hardy Zones 5-8 or to -20F
  • Heat Hardy: Heat Zones 8-1
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • An outdoor plant


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From Cheryl in TX:

"Hi Guys, just wanted to tell you my little trees/plants arrived today and they are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much.  I know I will enjoy them as I do all my trees and plants that I get from y’all!"