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Juniperoides Hinoki Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Juniperoides'

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Juniperoides Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Juniperoides') at Gardener's Supply Company

Juniperoides Hinoki Falsecypress

Juniperoides Hinoki Falsecypress

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4


A very tight, small, and globose miniature variety giving the appearance of a mossy rock; extremely slow growing at one inch a year; perfect as a garden accent, in the rock garden, or containers

Ornamental Features

Juniperoides Hinoki Falsecypress has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The scale-like leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Juniperoides Hinoki Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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.

Juniperoides Hinoki Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Juniperoides Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It has a low canopy. 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Rock  Garden 
Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features