Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage' / Hage Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage' is broad, compact, dwarf pyramidal selection of Hinoki cypress with distinctive cupped sprays of bright green foliage that becomes bronze-ish in winter in colder climates. It is superficially similar to Ch. obtusa 'Nana,' but is somewhat slower growing, more globose, denser and has brighter colored foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 16 inches (40 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1928 by William C. Hage & Company Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage' — original plant puchased from Hans Thumm in 1994. Estimated age is 13 years.
Photo by Dennis Groh
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage' — a well grown mature specimen at a large arboretum.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hage' — a nice mature specimen at the Flora Wonder arboretum, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk

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