Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’ – Fernspray Hinoki Cypress


Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’ – Fernspray Hinoki Cypress

Foliage: The foliage of Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’ is its most distinctive feature. The scale-like leaves are arranged in flattened sprays that arch gracefully, resembling the fronds of ferns. The foliage color can vary from bright green to golden-yellow, depending on the cultivar and growing conditions.

Size: ‘Filicoides’ typically grows as a medium-sized tree, reaching heights of 20 to 30 feet with a similar spread. However, it can be pruned to maintain a more compact size if desired.

Growth Habit: This cultivar has an upright, pyramidal growth habit when young, maturing to a more irregular or rounded shape with age.

Adaptability: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’ prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade to full sun. It is relatively low-maintenance once established and is generally resistant to pests and diseases.

Landscape Use: ‘Filicoides’ Hinoki cypress is often used in gardens and landscapes as a specimen plant or as part of a mixed border or evergreen screen. Its unique foliage texture and color add interest to the landscape year-round.