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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'

For reference only. Not currently for sale.
Light: Full to Part Sun
Type: Conifer
A most interesting small conifer!
Photo by Conifer Kingdom

The fascinating foliage of Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Chirimen’ displays multiple textures and colors. That explains the name, ‘Chirimen’, which is a dyed crepe fabric traditionally made from silk and used for making kimonos. Each narrow, upright tree becomes a cluster of thick, upright shoots that resemble bottle-brushes, with both juvenile and adult foliage in shades of blue and green. The effect is striking and unusual for a Hinoki cultivar.


Use this textural accent where the crinkly, congested foliage will stand out. Requires excellent drainage. (Source: Iseli Nursery)


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