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Chamaecyparis obtusa Rashahiba

Japanese cypress 'Rashahib'

Ideal for a rockery

This dwarf slow growing conifer has an unusual growing habit and produces an array of different coloured foliage. Basically ball shaped it produces this sprays of new growth with shaed of yellow and green foliage which turn orange/brown in the summer.


 Prefers an acid to neutral soil which is moist but well-drained an is idealy suited to a position in full sun.


Easy to grow and tollerant of harsh winter weather.

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 70 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 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