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Slender Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'

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Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-12 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.


Full Sun


4-5 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'

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A slender evergreen that will fit perfectly in any landscape

The Slender Hinoki Cypress is a narrow, upright growing evergreen tree that is perfect for foundation plantings around your home and for framing entry ways. By only getting 4 to 5 feet wide this cypress can fit anywhere.

You can accent your home with a tree that doesn't grow too large, because this cypress only matures to 8 to 12 feet tall. This tree doesn't need a massive height to show off its impressive beauty. Slender Hinoki Cypress trees grow in a pyramidal shape with open branches that gives them a textured look that captures the eye with a unique shape versus columnar trees that grow in tightly packed, uniform rows.

Some of the branches even arch towards the end making it seem as if these trees are waving hello to guests and passersby. If used to frame entry ways they will give each guest a graceful greeting.

Their shimmering green foliage will pop against bricks and sidings to add bursts of color that draw the eye to your home, causing it to stand out as the most attractive home in the entire neighborhood. Your neighbors will just have to ask where you got your new charming trees.

With a cold tolerance down to -30 degrees these cypress trees can be planted almost anywhere in the country. Snow and ice only intensify their beauty. Not only can they handle the cold, but they are also drought tolerant and have the ability to flourish in poor soils.

Because everyone wants this hot new tree in their landscape, they're selling out fast. We recommend buying yours today, before they are gone.

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This delicate beautiful tree was so small in a gallon container. Very disappointed and wondering if I will ever see it to its maturity. It is so pretty even little.
October 23, 2016
7 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Slender Hinoki Cypress

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

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

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Slender 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 Slender Hinoki Cypress again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
smaller evergreen
Priscilla C on Jul 7, 2016
We were looking for a narrow evergreen to go into a berm with other evergreens. Fill in a space.... For now
Kim R on Apr 17, 2016
smaller evergreen
Priscilla C on Jul 7, 2016
Linda on Apr 22, 2016
We were looking for a narrow evergreen to go into a berm with other evergreens. Fill in a space.... For now
Kim R on Apr 17, 2016
they will fit well in a smaller yard, and tall for privacy
gary s on Dec 9, 2015
Narrow Tall columnar shape
Tina C on Dec 4, 2015
the width is ideal for our landscaping
WILLIAM G on Dec 3, 2015
fits the area close to home that I need privacy
william h on Nov 30, 2015
Linda on Apr 22, 2016
they will fit well in a smaller yard, and tall for privacy
gary s on Dec 9, 2015
Can i plant this tree in a big planter and place it on a terrace?
Simla D on Mar 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: How tall is your terrace? AND, what are the conditions on your terrace. Plants in containers are much more susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity. They can also become oxygen-deprived because of soil tamping and it's difficult to wield them about to re-pot. I'm not strong enough to handle this tree in a pot. But, you might be. Good luck!
Can I prune the hinoki tree??
Annie C on Jan 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can prune the hinoki tree.
How far away from a driveway do you have to plant this? Will the roots grow far away from the tree?
Daren on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 3-4 foot away from the drive way. They dont have an invasive root system, that do not grow past the dripline.
How large of a root system does this tree have?
Lynn C on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The roots will get as wide as the tree. The tree gets 4-5 foot wide.
How fast does this grow?
Kandace S on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The beautiful trees are slower growers, but when the get height they are an asset to any landscape. Good luck with your Slender Hinoki Cypress trees.
What is the lifespan of these trees?
Sherry O on Jun 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They have a 20 year lifespan.
Will this grow in the shade more slowly or will it die? I want to put them in a spot that gets only early evening sun in southeast Idaho.
Jennifer E on May 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine gets a lot of shade. It looks very thick and healthy, but it has not grown vertically as I had expected from the write up. It is just an inch or two taller than when planted. I'm hoping for more this year, but the slower growth may be due to more shade than recommended. I am in North Texas.
Deer resistant?
Ellen D on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are deer resistant, but if they get hungry enough they will eat anything.
is this fast growing and dose it do well in wet soil?
aaron d on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do well in moist well drained soil. They can grow 2 feet per year.
How fast do these trees grow?
S R on Oct 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They grow about 2 feet a year

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