Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Green Cushion' / Green Cushion Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Green Cushion' is a densely structured bun of a Hinoki cypress with congested, rich green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 inches (15 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or less.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 1980s by Verkade Nursery, Asbury, New Jersey.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Green Cushion' — in the Flora Wonder Arboretum, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Green Cushion' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Green Cushion' — in The Gotelli Collection at The U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., May 2006.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Green Cushion' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger

Comments

Vicki Lorenzen

Does Chamaecyparis obtusa “Green Cushion” prefer sun or shade because I had mine planted in full sun and it was starting to look like it was dying so I have it in a container which I know I’m gonna have to place the plant in the ground for the winter

David Olszyk

miniatures like this prefer AM sun / PM shade. They'll also need consistent water for their first few years until they get established.