Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Minima'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Minima' is an extremely slow growing bum form. Growing no more than 1/4" per year. Well suited for troughs and rock gardens.

Miniature swirls of finely textured foliage that are rich green in color. Best if grown with some protection from the winter sun. Does well in Zone 5 at the north side in winter shade.

This cultivar is difficult to find in cultivation but other cultivars of similar habit are available. Ch. o. 'Hage', Ch. o. 'Intermedia', Ch. o. 'Leprechaun', and Ch. o. 'Juniperoides' are all readily available and well worth the effort to acquire them

Cham. ob. 'Minima' in garden Specimen about 30-40 years old. 18" wide by 10" high.
Photo by Bill Barger