Mini Tree Set: Fernspray Hinoki Cypress, Cumulus Sawara Cypress & Slowmound Mugo Pine

Regular price $34.99

Super CUTE! Now when is a mugo pine cute? When it's just a baby! Check out the photos of the trees in the Mini Set. The Cumulus Sawara Cypress is as cute as a button too - and that Fernspray is just darling. 

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 well-draining soil. Let them dry out to barely damp in between watering sessions if they are grown in a container, to avoid over-watering. Shelter them from that hot, western summer sun in warmer zones if planted in a container.

  • As a group, cold hardy to zones 5-8, or to -20F
  • The Cumulus and Slowmound are hardier than the Fernspray
  • Heat hardy zones 8-1
  • Winter Maintenance: Clean out the dead leaves inside the shrub when you see it
  • These are young, baby plants that will need shelter from the extremes
  • All are outdoor plants
  • Come in 2 1/4" pots


Compact Fernspray Cypress – Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides Compacta’

Compact Fernspray Cypress – Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides Compacta’ 

Shown above with a little winter blush - the leaves turn colorful with the colder temperatures. This lovely hinoki grows more like a fern than a tree. A stunning gem for the miniature garden, the branches grow out from the base of the tree rather than along the trunk – thus the “Fernspray” name.

Gently shear it in late winter to keep its compact shape nice and bushy. If you just let it do what it does naturally, it'll gradually become leggy - but you can always snip a branch here or there to bring it back into shape. An unusual hinoki for the miniature garden that can stand alone as a focal point. A treat to grow. 

  • Growth: 6” – 12" per year – we’ve experienced it as being a slower-growing in our miniature gardens 
  • Shape: Upright broad
  • Shear it in late winter to maintain the overall shape
  • Trim-away the bottom-most branches if you want it to look like a mini tree
  • Hardiness: Cold hardy Zones 5-8 or to -20F
  • Heat Zones 8-1


Cumulus Sawara Cypress - Chameacyparis pisifera 'Cumulus'


Cumulus Sawara Cypress - Chameacyparis pisifera 'Cumulus'

'Cumulus' is a true miniature with a growth rate of less than 1" per year. It has a light, tufted cloud with dense, soft foliage that stays soft in maturity too.

  • Wonderful blue-green color
  • Gets an amber blush to the top in the cold months
  • Growth: less than 1"/yr
  • Cold hardy Zones 4-8 or to -30F
  • Heat Zones 8-1 but avoid extremes to be safe


 Slowmound Mugo Pine - Pinus mugo 'Slowmound'

The Slowmound Mugo Pine is a wonderful selection for the miniature garden with gray buds on dark green needles in a dense, compact form that sits on top of a little trunk. It is a true dwarf that is small enough to plant just about anywhere. As it ages, the canopy will be lifted by the little trunk, and it will look more and more like a tiny tree each year.

  • perfect for containers – they don't mind their roots being a little crowded
  • great bonsai subject
  • slow growth down even more by pinching off the candles (the buds) in the spring but not every year
  • globe shaped
  • growth rate: 3 to 6" per year
  • cold hardy zones 2-8 or or -50F
  • heat zones: 7-1



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