|Latin name:||Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||100 - 120 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 150 cm|
The Japanese Dwarf Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis') is great planted in groups or as a stand along shrub. Not recommended as hedging as it grows really slowly. Choose a spot in sun or part shade in well-drained soil. Prepare a wide hole and improve the excavated soil with compost and manure. For heavy clay soil add in some sharp sand. Soak the shrub in water for one hour before planting. The top of the root ball should be flush with ground level and bear in mind that some sinkage will occur. Refill the trench and water generously immediately after planting - enough to make it swampy. Water regularly throughout the first year.
Dwarf Japanese Cypress – as a solitary garden plant or in a planter?
This conifer is very striking as a solitary shrub. It grows irregularly and somewhat pyramidal which is particularly attractive. Preferably place it in full sun in moist well-drained soil. Pruning is not necessary. As the Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' is such a slow grower it rather lends itself to being grown in a large planter for on your patio or decking. Choose a large pot with holes in the base and layer the bottom with gravel or clay pellets to ensure good drainage. Use good free-draining soil. Loosen the soil with a fork and enrich it with compost and/or sharp sand. Make sure the root ball is well drenched but still water really, really well after planting. Stand the planter in a nice, sunny but party shady spot.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' is a strong evergreen conifer requiring little or no maintenance. Water during dry periods so that the soil does not dry out. During the winter a layer of compost and granulated cow manure will be appreciated.
Pruning Japanese Dwarf Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' requires no pruning but you can remove irregularly growing branches to keep in a good shape.
This lovely, compact growing evergreen is a slow grower so can only be used for very low hedges. Will grow 1.5 metres in 10 years so is suitable for the small garden or patio! Very hardy.