'nana Gracilis'? - Knowledgebase Question

Oakland, CA
Question by tever10030
January 30, 2002
Hi, do you know if there is a smaller form of chamaecyparis obtusa 'gracilis', which I thought was called 'nana gracilis'? If so, does Monrovia grow it?
THANKS!


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Answer from NGA
January 30, 2002

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Gracilis is a slender Hinoki cypress growing about 20' tall with with nodding branch tips. Nana Gracilis is a miniature version, growing about 4' in height. Monrovia has Pygmaea Aurescens, a compact Hinoki cypress, growing only 2' in height. If you're looking for something a little taller, check out the patio tree form of Pygmae Aurenscens. (The top is grafted onto a taller rootstock to produce a tree-like specimen.)Hope this answers your question!

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