Compact Hinoki False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Compacta’)

Compact Hinoki False Cypress

  • Perfect Modern Accent Shrub
  • Sprays of Ruffled, Cupped Foliage
  • Maintains Deep Green Color Through Winter
  • Shell-Shaped Foliage Stays Dense to the Ground
  • Personable, Compact Selection
  • No Pruning Required
  • Adaptable
  • Easy-Care
  • Grow in Ground or in Containers
  • Pest and Disease Resistant

Garden designers count on interesting plants like Compact Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Compacta’) to ground their design with a beautiful sense of year-round structure and color. This enchanting selection provides a big boost of visual interest.

This long-lived, compact selection can be grown in the ground, or kept in containers on your deck or balcony. Place it somewhere you’ll be able to study the shell-like, cupped sprays of rich green foliage.

Collectors love this special choice. It’s easy to tuck into a corner or use at a point of transition in your garden path.

Allow enough room for them to reach their full height and width listed on our Plant Highlight. You’d hate to have to trim the pretty, ruffled foliage to fit into a space that is too small.

With proper planning, you may never need to prune this dynamic shrub at all. Whether you choose just one as a subtle focal point, or create a feature with several planting in a curved row…Compact Hinoki Cypress will never disappoint.

That fanciful textured growth remains lush all the way to the ground. Include this plant in low-maintenance landscapes as part of a blissfully relaxing outdoor space.

Keep an easy chair nearby. You’ll enjoy plenty of Zen moments studying the intricate way the light strikes the surface.

This Japanese native brings the best of Asian sensibilities to a comfortable modern ethic.

Compact Hinoki False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Compacta’) Details

Common name Compact Hinoki False Cypress
Botanical name Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Compacta'
Plant type Evergreen
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 8 - 12 ft.
Width 6 - 8 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Early Spring