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Chirimen Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen' (= ‘Habiri’)

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Chirimen Hinoki Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen' (= ‘Habiri’)

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The Chirimen Hinoki Cypress is perhaps the most unique and bizarre plant you will ever see. Could it be a strange undersea creature? An alien from another planet? Something that grew when dinosaurs roamed the earth? This small evergreen develops as a clump of upright, twisted stems, covered in dense, crinkly foliage, that is golden-green when young, and jade-green to gray-green when older. Many stems develop over time, forming a twisted shape 1 – 2 feet tall when young, and ultimately reaching 3 feet and more in time. Every plant grows to be completely unique and individual in form. Grow this plant in as Asian-themed garden, or among boulders and rocks. Place it in a planter box, or in a suitable pot as an instant bonsai specimen. This is a unique conversation piece, and a plant that you will love to own.

  • Bizarre cluster of twisted upright stems
  • Amazing conversation piece and unique specimen plant
  • dense, twisted needles all along the branches
  • yellow-green new growth turns jade-green when mature
  • Easy to grow in ordinary garden conditions

Despite its exotic appearance, the Chirimen Hinoki Cypress is easy to grow. Plant it in any fertile, well-drained soil, and water regularly for at least the first few years. Don’t plant in wet soil. It needs no special trimming or training to develop its bizarre and exotic look, and it normally has no pests or diseases. Simply sit back and enjoy watching it mature and grow into your very own garden creature.

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