Split Rock Chamaecyparis

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Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Split Rock’ is a slow growing conifer that attracts attention in the garden. This compact pyramidal plant has both green adult foliage and blue juvenile foliage, giving the plant a wonderful, textural interest and making it the bluest selection of all the Hinoki cypress. It is an excellent choice for small gardens and containers. 

Slow growing to 6 ft tall after 10 years and perfect as a graceful container specimen. 

Hinoki cypress will grow best in sunny spots but tolerate light to open shade. It adapts to a variety of soils, from sandy sites to clay, provided the location is well-drained. Once established it is very drought tolerant, requiring little to no summer watering even during prolonged droughts. It requires very little pruning and heavy pruning can ruin its unique appearance. Only prune to remove dead, broken or poorly formed branches.

 

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