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'Torulosa' Twisted Hinoki False Cypress
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'Torulosa' Twisted Hinoki False Cypress

Cupressaceae Chamaecyparis Obtusa Torulosa

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Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
Grows InZone 4A · -30° to -25° F through Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDrought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height6' to 8', 8' to 10', 10' to 12'
Average Width4' to 6', 6' to 8'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About 'Torulosa' Twisted Hinoki False Cypress

Chamaecyparis Obtusa 'Torulosa' is a slow growing tree and cone bearing plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4A through 8B. It matures to an average height of 6 feet to 12 feet and an average width of 4 feet to 8 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. The foliage is medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to drought, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

Torulosa False Cypress can be useful in the landscape in mass plantings, in containers or planters, as a background, in shrub borders, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, as an accent, in landscape beds or islands, to frame the corners of a home or other building, in small groupings or in medians and also in theme gardens.

More about the Twisted Hinoki Cypress...

Noteworthy Characteristics

A strikingly weird and twisted plant, Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Torulosa', commonly known as Twisted Hinoki Cypress, is a slow-growing semi-dwarf conifer that typically forms an upright pyramid to 4-5 feet tall over the first 10 years, eventually maturing to around 8 feet. This compact conifer features twisted, contorted, branching with thread-like, dark green foliage and twigs that ofetn end in a cockscomb.

The first mention of this plant was in the Gotelli Conifer Collection of South Orange, NJ in 1962. Many think that this cultivar is synonymous with Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Coraliformis.’ However, ‘Torulosa’ is said to be more vigorous and still commonly in cultivation.


Like many contorted conifers, ‘Torulosa’ makes a nice feature plant in the landscape or for the conifer, rock or Japanese garden. It’s unusual structure makes for a good conversation piece. After 10 years of growth, expect the plant to be 5 feet tall by 4 feet wide. 

Culture & Care

As is true of many of this species, this is a good plant for full sun and well-drained soil. It is also very drought tolerant when established. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. It is very low maintenance rarely if ever requiring pruning. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season.

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