Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Marky' / Little Marky Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Marky' is a irregular growing, mounding, dwarf selection of Hinoki cypress with golden-yellow foliage that has a tendency to burn when grown in full sun. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 2 feet (60 cm) tall and 10 inches (25 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as one of many miniature and dwarf Hinoki cypress seedlings selected in the mid-1960s by Joel W. Spingarn, Baldwin, Long Island, New York. The seedlings were raised from seed collected by fellow Long Islander and Spingarn protege, Henry Weissenberger.

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Marky' — a mature specimen in a dwarf conifer collection.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Little Marky' — a mature specimen in a dwarf conifer collection.
Photo by Bill Barger

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