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Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood'


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Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood') at GardenWorks

Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress

Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress

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Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood') at GardenWorks

Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress foliage

Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a


An attractive selection with new yellow emerging foliage that matures to gold with some white variegation, then green; a rounded habit that becomes flat topped with age; a perfect choice for the residential landscape or garden as an accent plant

Ornamental Features

Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress has white-variegated gold foliage with hints of dark green which emerges yellow in spring. The scale-like leaves remain gold throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Elmwood 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.

Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Elmwood Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, 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.

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

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