Chamaecyparis obtusa (Cultivated)

Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl., Syn. Conif. 63 1847. (Syn: Chamaecyparis acuta Beissn. ............................);
 

Chamaecyparis obtusa
(Japanese cypress, hinoki cypress or hinoki; Japanese: 檜 or 桧, hinoki) is a species of cypress native to central Japan.[2][3]
It is a slow-growing tree which grows to 35 m tall with a trunk up to 1 m in diameter. The bark is dark red-brown. The leaves are scale-like, 2-4 mm long, blunt tipped (obtuse), green above, and green below with a white stomatal band at the base of each scale-leaf. The cones are globose, 8-12 mm diameter, with 8-12 scales arranged in opposite pairs. The related Chamaecyparis pisifera (Sawara Cypress) can be readily distinguished in its having pointed tips to the leaves and smaller cones.[2][3]
A similar cypress found on Taiwan is treated by different botanists as either a variety of this species (as Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana) or as a separate species Chamaecyparis taiwanensis; it differs in having smaller cones (6-9 mm diameter) with smaller scales, and leaves with a more acute apex.[2][3]
It is grown for its very high quality timber in Japan, where it is used as a material for building palaces, temples, shrines, traditional noh theatres, baths, table tennis blades and masu. The wood is lemon-scented, light pinkish-brown, with a rich, straight grain, and is highly rot-resistant. 
(From Wikipedia on 8.12.13)

 
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Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zuccarini) Endlicher 'Nana Lutea'
A dwarf cultivar with golden yellow leaves when young; branches flattened and frondlike, drooping; leaves unequal, obtuse; cones about 2 cm in diameter. 
Photographed from Sunnyvale, California.
 
 
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Chamaecyparis obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) Endl.
Dear friends, this ID is based on placard with assumptions:
1) the placard shows correct ID
2) and it would be Cupressus obtusa (Siebold & Zucc.) F.Muell. treated as a synonym.
 
in Van Vihar park at Manali on 04 JUN 08 
 
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Gymnosperms Fortnight:: A gymnosperm from Sunnyvale:SMP06 Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Sharing some pictures of a gymnosperm from California. Bay area.
Chamaecyparis obtusa I hope
 
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Ornamental Bush For ID : California : 15NOV14 : AK-37 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Ornamental Bush seen outside the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on 30/9/14.
I think Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana'
 
   
 

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