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Chamaecyparis obtusa


Order: Pinales
   Family: Cupressaceae
            Genus: Chamaecyparis
                        Specie: Chamaecyparis obtusa

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 120 ft (36 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Deep green aromatic leaves, silvery white beneath; orange-brown cones

Uses: Conifer gardens Tree for large landscapes Parks

Zones: 5-10

Description: Native to Japan, this slow-growing tree with thick rusty colored bark reaches over 120 ft (36 m) in the wild, about half that in cultivation. Its leaves are opposite, deep green above and striped silvery white beneath. If the foliage is crushed or damaged

Growth Habit: Broad conical habit

Comments: Many cultivars in various sizes and foliage colors available

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