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Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

The Perfect Evergreen for Small Spaces

Size: 5 Gallon

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Size: 3 gallon

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Size: 1 Gallon

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Planting Mix
Planting Mix

Helps your Dwarf Hinoki Cypress get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.99
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Cypress Dwarf—Here’s why you’ll be proud to be an owner of a Hinoki

  • Dwarf evergreen with a unique look
  • Great choice for front doors, in borders, beds and rock gardens
  • Slow, upright growth makes it perfect for compromised planting locations
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade

Introducing the Cypress Dwarf Hinoki

If you’ve been searching for an evergreen with unique visual appeal, then look no further than the Cypress Dwarf Hinoki.  Like a plush, velvet coat, the Cypress Dwarf will dress up any location you choose, and fit like a glove in the tightest of planting sites.  

The convenience factor will add to the pleasure Hinoki offers because its upright growth makes pruning virtually unnecessary.  And growth is about as deliberate as it gets, so you won’t have to worry about relocation once you’ve given it a home.

Cypress Dwarf Hinoki will make you a Fan

Among the most eclectic evergreens, the Cypress Dwarf Hinoki has a beauty that almost defies description. Rich, hunter green foliage blends wonderfully with lighter yellow fan-like leaves and blooms.  Softened by drooping branch work with an irregular globe shape, the tree will add character like no other evergreen can.  

If you’ve been saving a planting site for a special tree, this is it.  Order your Cypress Dwarf Hinoki today.

Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 3-6 ft.
Mature Width: 2-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Dwarf Hinoki Cypress.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Dwarf Hinoki Cypress gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Dwarf Hinoki Cypress again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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These are gorgeous as mature plants; what you receive is, however, a younger plant, 12-14" in height, 10-14" in girth, densely branched, which is pruned into a globe shape if purchasing the three gallon size. Upon receiving these (after much struggle with the delivery carrier staggering delivery) I was very pleased how well they are packed, that they are live and in good condition.
I am interested, however, in making my hinoki conical shaped as in the photo, which may be difficult to prune/sculpt without looking silly as the 3 gallon size has a 4-6" trunk/stem, having been pruned into a globe shape.

I am informed the 1 gallon size is roughly half the size of the 3 gallon; 6-8" in height. Girth and form are difficult to predict being irregular branching plants, sure, but trying to assess the actual product purchased is kind of like pulling teeth as the website only has two photos of this species, one from the top or a side branch close up and one from the top of a mature plant, and the office doesn't have direct access to the horticulturalists stock area. I am merely being informed that the 6-8" 1 gallon sized version is unpruned at this time and can be pruned into the conical shape.

BUT the Hinoki is a slow growing cypress, and once you prune a 6-8" tree, what is left? Already the size is half of what I hope for my container pots to be on display as a show peice for the front entry... so I am in a real tight place as finding this one to be shipped live, in good condition, instock, was difficult enough, only to find the shape and size can be a bit of a disappointment requiring justification of purchase and delivery expense.
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October 9, 2014
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Size of plant when shipped?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2014
does it turn brown in winter, will it get green again ?
Jill L on Apr 19, 2015
When is the best time to plant a Hinoki cypress?
little Mary on Sep 22, 2014
approximately how large are the 3 gallon bucket plants when shipped?
cHARLIE on Oct 4, 2014
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Does it have a wooded trunk or is it all evergreen?
We want something to hide an aging fence the neighbor won't keep stained.
Thank you
We are in Zone 8.
David M on Feb 9, 2015
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Size of plant when shipped?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: The 1 gal Dwarf Hinoki Cypress are about 6-8" tall and wide.
Reply · Report · Dermot MStaff on Sep 15, 2014
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How far apart can I plant hinok cypress compacta ?
jpse p on Apr 26, 2015
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how far apart can i plant hikoki
jpse p on Apr 26, 2015
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i just bought a dwarf hinoki cypress and want to put into a bonsai pot. i live in washington state so is it ok to root prune this plant now or wait till spring of mid summer ?. thanks bob gardner
robert g on Nov 25, 2014
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What is the root system like on this tree. Can I plant it in a flower bed nest to the house?
Suzanne E on Oct 4, 2014
Best Answer: I purchased 7 of these hinoki's a month ago. The actual plant shipped is 1/4-1/2 the size of the pictured plant. The root system is sparse (immature) and comes in a planter filled with new potting soil. So, it looks like young plants were transplanted into larger pots right before shipping. The plant looks healthy and should be fine next to the house. It is a slow growing compact shrub/tree that doesn't grow tall.
Reply · Report · Christopher A on Oct 4, 2014
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Will it winter over in a big pot?
John S on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: The Dwarf Hinoki Cypress will survive the winter in a large pot. However it would be best to go ahead and plant it in the early Fall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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are there planting instructions?
terry p on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: Yes planting instructions are emailed to the customer after a purchases has been made, and instructions are also shipped in the box with the plant. You can also refer to www.plantingdirections.com or call our customer service line to ask any questions that you may have about planting or care.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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how old is the cypress pictured with the mulch background and do you have any that size?? many thanks
973 725 1957 on Jun 18, 2015
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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