Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘CHIRIMEN’

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Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Chirimen’ displays multiple textures and colors. It sends up many upright shoots eventually forming it’s own mini forest of tiny congested foliage. Each narrow, upright tree becomes a cluster of thick, upright shoots that resemble bottle-brushes, with both juvenile and mature foliage in shades of blue and green. Does best in average soil, kept moist with good drainage.  Untrimmed grows to 12 - 20 inches at ten years. Rare seed cones form along trunk. Shipping size: single or double trunk, just starting to branch 6-10 inches. Chirimen was the  2011 NCS Collector’s Choice conifer. MINIATURE . Requires excellent drainage.

Garden Size: 4’H x 2’W
Large: 3-5″/year
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Zone 5-8
Sunlight: Takes full sun to part shade (protect from afternoon sun in hot summer areas)