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Chamaecyparis obtusa Draht

Japanese cypress 'Drath'

Attractive slow growing conifer

A slow growing evergreen taking 25 years to reach maturity atwhich point it reaches its maximum size of 3m. The emerald green leaves produced in spring and ummer turn an attractiv bronze colour in the winter.


Will perform best in a fertile well drained soil in full sun.


Needs little specialist attention.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 300 cm - 500 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From January to December