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Gemstone Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

Item # 31032
Buy 3+ at $23.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $19.95 ea
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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gemstone'

Just 6 to 8 feet high and up to 3 feet wide in 10 years, it's the perfect small-space specimen or accent.
You?ll love the unique color and texture of this dense, dramatic dwarf conifer. Its tightlylayered, green fans display an eye-catching mix of dark and very light green, for alively, animated look like nothing else.

This slow-growing dwarf evergreen creates an irregular, upright form that lends exceptional character to small spaces, even when you plant just one. And its convenient size -- it reaches just 18 to 30 inches high and 1 to 2 feet wide after 10 years' growth --makes it perfect for patio containers as well as the garden.

The remarkable habit of this dwarf Hinoki Cypress never fails to gain praise and admiration from garden visitors, and if the truth be told, you will never grow tired of watching its progress yourself! Casting its stiff, twisted branches in all directions, this is truly a unique tree, and a marvel for the sunny garden.

The foliage may look soft, but it is actually somewhat stiff and bristly, so dense that you can barely glimpse the russet-red bark beneath.

Grow this Hinoki Cypress in full sun to light shade (sun brings out the best gold tones in the foliage, but protect from scorching at the southern end of the hardiness range). An elegant and very easy to grow specimen, it is highly sought. Reserve yours today! Zones 4-8.

Genus Chamaecyparis
Species obtusa
Variety 'Gemstone'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
Habit Dwarf
Plant Height 18 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 12 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Evergreen
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Foliage Interest, Specimen, Border
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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