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Cypress (Chamaecyparis)

 Cypress (Chamaecyparis) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

  
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bonsai_hinoki_cypress_01.JPG image CYPRESS (CHAMAECYPARIS) -

Also termed "False Cypress" with most common variant being "Hinoki Cypress" with most common BONSAI>BONSAI variants Nana Gracilis and Yatsubusa. They have fan SHAPEd branches with EVERGREEN, scaley, wax coated LEAVES edged in silver/blue which form in "clouds" on the branches. The overall shape is conical.

Other Chamaecyparis include Pisifera (Sarawa Cypress) which has dark green , scale-like leaves with white markings.

STYLE : Suitable for every style, except broom.

WARNING : Never allow to dry out. Foliage easily dislodged when WIRING.


Care Info

CYPRESS (CHAMAECYPARIS) -

REPOT : Every 2-3 years in spring. Slightly less frequently for older trees.

SOIL : Basic soil mix - or akadama as long as it is not left to dry out.

PRUNE : Prune branches in summer.

PINCH : Pinch out growing tips to maintain SHAPE and allow light into structure of the tree.

WATER : Keep wet but not saturated. They should not be allowed to dry out. Benefits from MISTING.

FEED : BALANCED FEED in spring/summer, low nitrogen in autumn.

WARNING : Never allow to dry out. Foliage easily dislodged when WIRING.





Bonsai Videos for Cypress (Chamaecyparis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Video 1 for Cypress (Chamaecyparis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Italian Cypress Bonsai Styling Demonstration.

Video 2 for Cypress (Chamaecyparis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Masashi Hirao styling of a Hinoki cypress.

Video 3 for Cypress (Chamaecyparis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Willowbog Bonsai Workshop Intro - Hinoki Cypress.

Video 4 for Cypress (Chamaecyparis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Basic Cleanup of Junipers and Cypresses.

Video 5 for Cypress (Chamaecyparis) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Hinoki Cypress kabudachi style transformation.

Thanks to - Taken by Jeff Banning at Coventry Trade Show for use of the image


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