Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Rezek' / Rezek Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Rezek' is a dense, slightly irregular, upright selection of Hinoki cypress with short, tight branching and rich, congested, dark-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 16 inches (40 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the late 1960s by Eddie Rezek of Malverne, Long Island, New York, USA. A great deal of confusion exists with this and many similar Chamaecyparis cultivars introduced by Eddie Rezek, multiple permutations of Rezek, Rezek Dwarf, Rezek's Dwarf and others exist across several species in this genus.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Rezek' — a magnificent mature specimen in the Flora Wonder arboretum, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Rezek' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk