Tempelhof Hinoki False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Tempelhof’)

Tempelhof Hinoki False Cypress

The Tempelhof Compact Hinoki Cypress, ‘Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Tempelhof’, is a vigorous grower, producing coarse, scalloped foliage. This beautiful, small shrub is excellent for a foundation planting or placed in front of crawl spaces or utility boxes. It will also provide an excellent background for perennials and be used as a border or hedge, lending its ornamental nature everywhere it goes.

The golden-yellow outer foliage contrasts with the darker green inner foliage, giving it a two-tone effect in the landscape. This is an evergreen plant that is resistant to deer and rabbits. It endures light shade well and its foliage will be fuller in full sun. The Hinoki Cypress has a pyramidal form with a loose growing habit.

The scale-like leaves remain green during the winter. It is a low maintenance shrub that needs very little pruning. Remove any dieback and only the new growth of the current season for best results.

  • Golden Yellow Outer Foliage
  • Thick Foliage in Full Sun
  • Pyramidal Form
  • Tolerates Light Shade

Tempelhof Hinoki False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Tempelhof’) Details

Common name Tempelhof Hinoki False Cypress
Botanical name Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tempelhof'
Hardiness zone 4-8
Height 8 - 10 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil condition Average
Pollinator-friendly No
Flower color N/A
Leaf color Green