Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lycopodioides' / Lycopodioides Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lycopodioides' is an irregular growing, open, upright, shrubby selection of Hinoki cypress with dense, irregular, fasciated, Blue-green juvenile foliage. It is a perfect choice for use as a focal point/curiosity in a larger landscape. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 5 feet (1.6 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 inches (15 cm).

This is a very old cultivar that originated in Japan long ago. In 1861, conifer collector Robert Fortune brought it to Europe and introduced it to the nursery trade via Standish Nursery, Bagshot, England, United Kingdom.

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lycopodioides' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lycopodioides' — a mature specimen in large arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lycopodioides' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger

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