Slender Hinoki Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' [kam-ah-SIP-ar-iss ob-TOO-sah]
- Shade Grade
- Light Requirement
- Part Shade
- Front Yard
Medium growing upright coniferous evergreen tree. Height 15 - 20 feet. Spread 4 to 6 feet. Hardy to about -20 degrees.
06/2007: Planted one behind garage
05/2014: Planted next to oak stump in driveway circle.
We have a couple of these – one planted early on in our homeownership behind the garage, another planted later in front of the garage. Though not more than 40 feet apart, the two trees are in vastly different environments. The tree in front of the garage gets far more sun, and as such is much more full and compact. The one behind the garage (recently moved to the backyard) is more open with longer branches. Both are beautiful, but the sun-drenched one looks more robust and attractive.