Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Willamette Elegance'
Most gardeners love the foliage of the Hinoki cypress, but most grow very slowly and stay relatively small. Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Willamette Elegance' is a strong growing upright tree form of Hinoki cypress with sculpted horizontal branching holding rich green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 feet (3 m) tall and 6 feet (2 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 12 inches (30 cm) or more. This size it larger than 'Nana Gracilis', the one most people choose if a larger cultivar is desired. The shape is somewhat pyramidal. Hardy to zone 5.