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Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Wells Special'

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Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Wells Special') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Wells Special') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress foliage

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A tall, narrow version of the species; with attractive medium green foliage; dense evergreen; a better choice than the species for the typical home landscape

Ornamental Features

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress has emerald green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain emerald green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Wells Special Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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