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Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress*

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Mavisi'

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Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Mavisi') at Stonegate Gardens

Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress

Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A compact rounded evergreen, featuring delicate sprays of soft golden foliag held above older green foliage; a special shrub that contributes both color and texture in the garden, best used as an accent; prefers humid conditions

Ornamental Features

Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress has attractive gold-variegated bluish-green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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.

Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 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.

Mavisi Hinoki Falsecypress makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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