Hinoki falsecypress Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis obtusa
Leaf:Evergreen, fine scale-like foliage, dark shiny green above, glaucous margins between scales form a distinct "x" shape pattern beneath.
Flower:Species is monoecious; not showy, males small (1/8 inch) reddish brown terminal cones; females sightly larger, round, yellow-green.
Fruit:Small, round cones (1/3 inch across), borne singly, orange-brown, numerous wrinkled scales, ripen in the late summer in one year.
Twig:Flattened foliar sprays, pendulous at ends, eventually turning brown as foliage dies.
Bark:Gray topped scaly, long ridges with reddish brown furrows and inner bark, peels in long, narrow strips.
Form:Large, straight tree in its native habitat of Japan where it reaches over 120 feet tall and has a narrow pyramidal crown. Many cultuvars (e.g. 'Nana') grow very slowly, reaching only 6' tall by 3-4' wide.