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Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

Hinoki Cypress Plant Hinoki Cypress A variety of trees belonging to the plant family Cupressaceae are commonly called "Cypress." At the Arboretum, several plantings in the Conifer Collection and the Dwarf and Unusual Conifer Collection belong to the genus Chamaecyparis and are known as Cypress or False Cypress. The Hinoki Cypress is a native of Japan and Taiwan. It has scale-like leaves borne on spreading branches that are in flattened planes. Dwarf cultivars of this species are commonly used in landscaping. An example of one of these dwarf cultivars is Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides', which can be seen in the Dwarf and Unusual Conifer Collection.

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