Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' / graceful Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' is a compact, upright, tree form of Hinoki cypress with much denser branching than the typical species. Foliage is dark-green in color. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated long ago in Japan. German botanist and plant explorer, P.F. von Siebold (1796 – 1866) imported, named and published the descriptions of the first specimens in Europe in 1862. In the Latin language, gracilis translates into "graceful."

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' — looking into a very large plant.
Photo by Sandra McLean Cutler
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' — a young plant in a private garden in Kansas, October 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' Photo copyright of The Wildlife & Conifer Garden Donated by Don and Nonda Surrat, Ohio, USA.
Photo by Nonda Surratt
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' Green Industry Images Copyrighted Photo; Donated by Ernie Wiegand.
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' — an old specimen in a large arboretum.
Photo by Bill Barger

Comments

David Parks

MY TREE IS TURNING BROWN ... IS IT DYING

David Olszyk

no. it's probably already dead. Colors are supposed to be at their most vibrant in June.