Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen'

Chirimen Hinoki Cypress

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.

Garden Size: 4’H x 2’W

Large: 3-5″/year

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Zone 5



Sun to Partial Shade

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