Dwarf Scallop Cypress - a low-maintenance and small-growing shrub
The Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Gracilis is a slow-growing and evergreen shrub that is ideal for small gardens. The shell-like branches give this small and compact conifer its name and are its most striking feature. With its striking and unique appearance, the dwarf shell cypress is a real eye-catcher in the garden.
Ideal for small gardens the cypress
The dwarf shell cypress is descended from the Hinoki false cypress, which is native to Japan. There are several varieties of shell cypress to buy. However, the Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Gracilis is one of the most beautiful and oldest varieties.
With a maximum height of up to 40m, the wild form of the shell cypress is very large. The dwarf conch cypress, however, only reaches a maximum height of 100 to 120cm. This makes the dwarf conch cypress an ideal shrub for small house gardens. You can also buy shell cypresses to cultivate in the garden.
Evergreen and slow-growing conch cypress
The most striking feature of the shell cypress is the shell-like growth of its small side shoots. Its scaly leaves are always large and appear light to dark and rich green, depending on the age of the shoots. With a growth rate of 5 to a maximum of 10 cm per year, the dwarf conch cypress only grows slowly.
Cypress- Easy to care for
Shell cypresses love a nutrient-rich and well-drained garden soil. They thrive best in a semi-shady location. However, you can also plant your shell cypress in a sunny or shady spot in the garden if you make sure that the plant has a sufficient water supply in the summer.
When planted in the right location, a conch cypress does not require any special care. The wood is hardy and pruning is not necessary. However, the Chamaecyparis obtusa Nana Gracilis is very suitable for topiary. Since the conch cypress is not large, you can grow your conch cypress into a garden bonsai.
However, if you cut back to the old wood, the dwarf conifer will not sprout again in the cut-back areas. So once you have decided to prune, the cypress will never grow back to its natural shape.
And once you have pruned, it will never grow back to its natural shape.
An eye-catcher in any garden style
Even though the conch cypress is not large, it is a low-maintenance and attractive plant that can be used effectively in garden design. It is therefore worth buying shell cypresses and positioning them as eye-catchers in the garden. The small conifer comes into its own both as a solitary plant and when planted in groups. For group planting, it is usually sufficient to buy one conch cypress per metre. A maximum of three plants per metre is needed for dense planting.
In the Japanese garden, the conch cypress is best used as a garden bonsai. Without topiary, it fits almost any garden style. A conch cypress is not large. That is why it stands out best in small and manageable gardens or as a front garden planting and in the rock garden.
Shell Cypress is a very popular plant.
You can also buy conch cypresses to plant alongside rhododendrons or sky bamboo As the conch cypress is quite small and grows very slowly, it is well suited as a border plant and you can also buy conch cypresses for grave planting.
Delivery size: 9 cm pot
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