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Well's Special Hinoki Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Well's Special'

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Well's Special Hinoki Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Well's Special') at Riverbend Nurseries

Well's Special Hinoki Falsecypress foliage

Well's Special Hinoki Falsecypress foliage

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Height:  35 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4


A graceful vertical addition to any home landscape, this accent tree features very finely-textured green foliage all season long on a narrow conical form that is very dense and twisted; best used for articulation or as an accent in the yard

Ornamental Features

Well's Special Hinoki Falsecypress is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive light green evergreen foliage which emerges buttery yellow in spring. The small scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain light green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Well's Special Hinoki Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal 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 tree. 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.

Well's Special Hinoki Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Well's Special Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features