Small Muscular Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa), Nana Gracilis ‘

Small Muscular Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa), Nana Gracilis'

Description: Small Mushroom Cypress, Nana Gracilis’ belongs to the cypress family (Cupressaceae). Small Mushroom Cypress is a slow-growing conifer, ideal for terraces and balconies. It can also be planted in Japanese garden. It grows very slowly, after 10 years it reaches only 50 cm high and about 40 cm wide.
Depending on the conditions in which we Nana gracilis, the annual growth is 3 to 6 cm. The habit of the Little Mushroom Cypress, Nana Gracilis’ is irregular. At first, it is flattened very much, only after it has become well rooted – does it really start to grow. The scales are quite small, flat and the branches strongly branched and slightly twisted. Due to the fact that this cypress is very susceptible to frost, it should grow in sheltered places where no cold winds blow.

Care: Small Muscular Cypress, Nana Gracilis likes moist, well-cultivated and permeable, acid soil. In such a substrate, they grow better and are less susceptible to disease. They also require sunny location, but will also thrive in partial shade. In the sun, they are more beautifully colored and have a compact shape. Drought and too dry air have a negative effect. We should then water the plants regularly and spread around them pine bark or gravel, which reduces water evaporation from the soil. In the spring, the small mussel cypress, Nana Gracilis’ responds well to fertilizer for coniferous trees. In winter you can additionally cover them with conifer branches or fleece. During snowless winters, when the temperature is above freezing, one should water the plants.

Propagation: We multiply cypresses by cuttings with flag. But the coccyx ‘Nana gracilis’ is slow-growing and often cuttings can freeze during amateur cultivation.

Diseases and pests: If the care and location is right, the little one will Muscular cypress, Nana gracilis’ is not attacked by diseases or pests. If the pH of the soil is too high, chlorosis may occur. Spider mites may appear in dry areas, so it is advisable to plant them in moist soil.