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82.‘Crippsii’ Hinoki Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Crippsii’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
5 – 8
50 – 75
10 – 20
Broad pyramidal, branches spreading, branchlets broadly frond-like, tops decurving
Full sun
Moist, well-drained soil preferable
Cones: inconspicuous
short-stalked cones, 1/3 – 3/8 across
Landscape use:
Useful as a specimen tree
Native range is Japan and Formosa; introduced in 1861
None serious
Significant Features:
Dark green foliage is handsome; rich golden yellow changing to green within the interior foliage of the plant; yellowish at ends of sprays


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Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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