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, who named it in honor of his grandson. The seedlings were raised from seed collected by fellow Long Islander and Spingarn protege, Henry Weissenberger.

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

Comments

Mark

This plant is named after me. Thats my grandfather Joel Spingarn that named it after me

David Olszyk

that's awesome. Thank you for adding more information to the record. It's a really great plant.