Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Dainty Doll' / Dainty Doll Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Dainty Doll' is a dwarf, broadly pyramidal selection of Hinoki cypress with delicate, irregular little sprays of curved, but mostly horizontally arrayed foliage with good green color. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 18 to 24 inches (45 - 60 cm) tall and wide, a rate of growth of 2 inches (5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as one of the many seedlings selected and introduced to the nursery trade by Joel W. Spingarn, Baldwin, Long Island, New York. It is noteworthy that the seed source of Spingarn's selections was Henry Weissenberger, also of Long Island.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Dainty Doll' is a sweet addition to the rock garden.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Dainty Doll' in northwestern Pennsylvania, USDA Zone 5b.
Photo by William Dunagin
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Dainty Doll' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger