Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Oregon Crested' / Oregon Crested Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Oregon Crested' is a irregular, broadly upright, loose pyramidal selection of Hinoki cypress with open branching and dark green foliage that forms random fasciations. The onset of winter temperatures brings with it, a predictable bronzing of the foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 to 8 feet (2 - 2.5 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 8 to 12 inches.

This cultivar originated as a branch sport found in the late 1980s on a specimen of C. obtusa 'Kosteri' by John Mitsch Nursery, Aurora, Oregon.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Oregon Crested' — a young specimen at J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Photo by J.C. Raulston Arboretum
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Oregon Crested' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by J.C. Raulston Arboretum