Chamaecyparis Obtusa Nana Gracilis
Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Gracilis is a dense dwarf conifer with deep green nicely shaped leaves.
This slow growing dwarf tree is ideal for seaside areas, as it will resist salty winds.
They’re lovely as freestanding trees in the border, rock gardens and patio containers.
Details Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Gracilis
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 30 Years
- Full grown height: 150 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 120 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Nana Gracilis
In general : Nana Gracilis dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Nana Gracilis have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Nana Gracilis well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Nana Gracilis are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Nana Gracilis require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.