Blue Feathers Hinoki Falsecypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Blue Feathers'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Blue Feathers' foliage
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Height: 12 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
A truly graceful garden evergreen that retains its soft juvenile foliage into maturity in an upward, twisting growth habit; a special shrub for both color and texture in the garden; best used as an accent; prefers humid conditions
Blue Feathers Hinoki Falsecypress has attractive bluish-green foliage with powder blue undersides. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Blue Feathers Hinoki Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Blue Feathers Hinoki Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Blue Feathers Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.