Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Ann'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Ann' is a fine, delicate, dwarf selection of Hinoki cypress. Its form and foliage is similar to 'Nana Gracilis,' but has more upward and outwardly directed branches. The foliage is arranged in delicate small fans that are dark green, but brightening significantly toward new growth on the perimeters. Typical rate of growth is around 1 inch (2.5 - 3 cm) a year producing a small conical tree, 12 inches tall and wide (30 x 30 cm) after 10 years in the landscape.

Joe Reis of Merritt, Long Island, New York is responsible for 'Little Ann's' discovery in the early 1980s. Iseli Nursery of Boring, OR later introduced it to the nursery trade.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Ann' — 15 years old and only 4 feet (1.2 m) tall; at Vista Garden near Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Photo by Jody Karlin