DWARF SLENDER HINOKI FALSECYPRESS
Grows best in full sun to part shade in moist well-drained soils.
It is a slow-growing tree which grows to 50 to 75 feet tall with a trunk up to 3 feet in diameter. The bark is dark red-brown that sheds in long narrow strips. The leaves are scale-like, 1/2 inch long, blunt-tipped (obtuse), green above, and green below with a white stomatal band at the base of each scale-leaf. Cones are 1/3 to 1/2 inch wide. The varying foliage and unique textures make this an excellent accent in the garden.
Chlorosis will occur in high pH soils.
Best used as a single specimen, hedge, mixed border, or screen.
More than 200 cultivars have been selected, varying in size from trees as large as the wild species, down to very slow-growing dwarf plants under 30 cm high.