‘Torulosa’ Hinoki Cypress

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Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Torulosa’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 8b
‘Torulosa’ Hinoki cypress is another imaginative evergreen with twisted twigs and branches on a small, shrublike tree that is almost as wide as it is tall. At ten years, expect ‘Torulosa’ to be 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide, assuming a rounded, conical shape. It makes a good focal point plant when sited in full sun and in well-drained soils.
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Woody Ornamentals - Shrubs - Evergreen - Conifers
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 5 to 8 feet tall, 6 to 12 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Coned - Rounded - Spreading
Features:   Year Round Color and Interest, Bold Texture-Shape, Easy to Grow, Sun Loving
Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Cold Hardy
Garden Ideas:   
Rustic, Contemporary
Flower features:    
that bloom in
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Green
Twisted foliage often forms cockscombs
Landscape Uses:    Hedges, Barrier
Accent, Border, Specimen
‘Torulosa’ Hinoki Cypress is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 5 to 8 feet tall, 6 to 12 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
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: 5a to 8b

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