Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Thoweil' / Thoweil Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Thoweil' is a narrowly upright, naturally sculpted selection of Hinoki cypress with irregular branching, densely cloaked with deep-green scalloped foliage. Individual specimens make for an exceptional focal point in the garden or a very suitable container plant. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (20 - 30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the mid 2010s by Iseli Nursery, Inc., Boring, Oregon, USA. The cultivar name is an anagram, coined by ACS Founder, Eddie Rezek, honoring two noted Dutch plantsmen, Thom de Lange and Wiel Linssen (note the ironic misspelling).
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Thoweil' in the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden, Boring, Oregon.
Photo by Randall Smith, Iseli Nursery, Inc.

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