‘Tetragona Aurea’ Hinoki Cypress

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Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Tetragona Aurea’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b
‘Tetragona Aurea’ Hinoki cypress is a roughly pyramidal, irregularly shaped, golden-foliaged evergreen, which means it is going to add a lot of character to your garden! In full morning sun, the fernlike foliage is golden yellow to bronze-toned. If it is planted in the shade, the foliage color becomes more blue-green. While it is referred to as a dwarf, it will still become a large tree after 20 years or more. At ten years old, it will be around 7 to 10 feet tall.
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Growth Size:   Small Tree - 6 to 12 feet tall, 5 to 10 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Pyramidal - Layered - Open
Features:   Year Round Color and Interest, Excellent Foliage Color, Easy to Grow, Bold Texture-Shape
Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Cold Hardy
Garden Ideas:   
Sensory, Contemporary
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Green
Foliage is golden in the sun and green in the shade
Landscape Uses:    Hedges, Barrier
Accent, Border, Specimen
‘Tetragona Aurea’ Hinoki Cypress is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Small Tree - 6 to 12 feet tall, 5 to 10 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   7-10 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Semi-Moist   Average
Soil Types:   Acidic   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Water your tree regularly in the first year after planting. Mulching can help conserve moisture and prevent weeds from competing for nutrients and water, but make sure mulch is limited to 2-3inches deep and does not pile up against the bark - no 'mulch volcanoes!'
General Planting Tips:    Trees do best when planted while dormant in fall or winter. Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Be sure to check how large your tree will be when fully grown, to avoid pruning chores or Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove tree from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the tree in the hole. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around tree, taking care to keep away from trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching. Staking is generally not needed or recommended, as it can prevent the tree from growing strong roots.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Trees typically do not require fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pruning can help keep a more manageable or attractive size or shape, or encourage new blooms or vigorous new growth. To avoid unnecessary pruning chores, pick the right size plant for your available space -- for example, don’t plant a shrub that gets twelve feet tall in front of a low window. Unless they being used in a formal garden setting, plants look best when not sheared tightly into a square or round ball shape. If pruning a hedge, keep the top narrower than the base to form a slight angle, allowing sun to reach the bottom branches to avoid die-back at the base of the plant. Instead, preserve the natural growth habit of the shrub by pruning selected branches back to a fork, to the trunk, or to the ground, depending on the amount you wish to cut the shrub back. Do not remove more than 1/4 of the total plant at any one time.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b

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