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Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

The Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress provides vibrant color visual interest all year. Long, frond-like chartreuse foliage has hints of gold near the tips, and the natural twist to each branch adds extra dimension and drama. Mahogany red bark peaks out from behind the foliage for subtle hints of color. Chamaecyparis obtusa is a graceful dwarf tree that will reach 6 to 8 feet tall.

This plant is a slow grower that can be used as a focal point, hedge, border, conceal a fence, or provide privacy. Use this shrub as a focal point to anchor a landscape. Cypress are low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants. This cultivar is a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 9.

Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress Care

Plant in full sun to draw out the golden hues of the foliage, although this beauty can live in partial shade. Rich, moist soil that allows good drainage is preferred. The soil should be neutral to acidic. Water when the soil is slightly damp, but avoid soggy conditions. 

Feed the Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress using a slow-release fertilizer in the spring. The natural shape is part of the appeal of this plant, and it does not require much pruning. Dead growth can be removed as needed.

Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress Spacing

This tall, upright plant grows up to 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide. Shrubs can be spaced 2 to 4 feet apart to create a hedge-like look.

Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Dwarf, Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Sunny Swirl Hinoki Cypress
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.