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Chamaecyparis obtusa Kamarachiba

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Japanese cypress 'Kamarachiba'

Ideal for planting in pots and containers

A slow growing conifer with bronze foliage that is ideal for planting in a rockery or in containers. Its irregular shape lends its self to a less formal garden.

Where?

Will perform best in well drained soil in a sunny position.

How?

Little specialist care is needed. Keep well watered until established and trim off dead or damaged branches annually.

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 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 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, Patio container, City garden

Typically available

From January to December