Miniature Tree Set of Six: Tsukumo Sawara Cypress, Thoweil Hinoki Cypress, Cumulus Sawara Cypress, Whipcord Western Red Cedar, White Pygmy Sawara Cypress, Nana Lutea Hinoki Cypress
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Miniature Tree Set of Six: 

Tsukumo Sawara Cypress
Thoweil Hinoki Cypress
Cumulus Sawara Cypress
Whipcord Western Red Cedar
White Pygmy Sawara Cypress
Nana Lutea Hinoki Cypress

The trees in this set are outdoor trees and come in 2 1/4" pots as shown. They can be planted in full sun with well-draining soil. Let the soil dry out a bit in between watering sessions if they are grown in a container, to avoid over-watering. Protect them from extremes while they are young.

  • Full sun to least 6 hours of sun
  • As a group, they are cold hardy to zones 5 through 8, or to -20F, some are hardy to zone 3*
  • As a group, heat hardy zones 8 through 1, see individual zones below
  • Winter Maintenance: Clean out the dead leaves inside the conifers when you see it
  • All are outdoor plants
  • All come in 2 1/4" pots

*The Western Whipcord Cedar is cold-zone 6 and heat-zone 8 thru 6.

Clockwise from top left:



Tsukumo Dwarf Sawara Cypress - Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Tsukumo'

A finely textured, soft gren bun that is a must for any miniature gardener. The Tsukumo is prized by bonsai artists so we know it will be a great miniature garden plant. The Sawara Cypress can tolerate hotter and drier conditions than the Hinoki Cypress - but never let the soil dry out completely.

  • Rich greens
  • Cute globe shape
  • Hardier at Zone 4 or -30F
  • Growth rate is 1" - 3" per year
  • Zones 4-8, Cold Hardy to -30F
  • Heat Zones: 8-1
  • Full or part sun
  • Regular water
  • An outdoor plant
  • Pot shown is 2 1/2" in diameter


Thoweil Hinoki Cypress - Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Thoweil’

The Thoweil is new hinoki cypress for your miniature garden with an upright and narrow growth habit. The small, deep green foliage with the naturally sculpted upright habit will add a stately specimen to any miniature garden scene. 

  • Growth: 3" to 6” per year
  • Shape: Upright narrow
  • Hardiness: Cold hardy Zones 5-8 or to -20F
  • Heat Hardy: Heat Zones 8-1
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Water: Regular water if in a pot, let dry out to damp in between watering
  • Maintenance: Clean out the dead leaves inside the shrub when you see them
  • Tips may turn bronze or amber in the colder areas in winter, it's 'winter blush'
  • Comes in a 2 1/2" pot
  • An outdoor plant


Cumulus Sawara Cypress - Chameacyparis pisifera 'Cumulus'

'Cumulus' is a true miniature with a growth rate of less than 1" per year. It has a light, tufted cloud with dense, soft foliage that stays soft in maturity too. Shear it back in late winter to keep the globe-shape. If you let it grow naturally without shearing, it will grow into a tall, leggy shrub that is great for a country garden theme.

  • Wonderful blue-green color
  • Gets an amber blush to the top in the cold months
  • Growth: less than 1" per year
  • Cold hardy Zones 4-8, or to -30F
  • Heat Zones 8-1 but avoid extremes to be safe
  • Sun to part shade, watch the hot summer sun if in a container
  • Regular water if in a pot, let dry out to just damp in between
  • Comes in a 2 1/2" pot
  • An outdoor plant


Whipcord Western Red Cedar - Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'

The unusual foliage on this low, mop-head like plant consists of long, thick, glossy tendrils that suggest independence Day fireworks. Unlike the species, which is a giant forest tree, the many branches seem to explode upward and send sparks cascading in all directions.

Green in summer, the foliage changes to bronze in winter, matching the richly colored wood. Every garden can accommodate the small, dyanamic conifer that demonstrates some deer resistance.

Drooping foliage is glossy green in the summer with a bronze cast in winter. Tolerates shade.

  • Globe shaped
  • Growth rate: 3" to 6" per year
  • Hardy zones 6 to 8, or -10F
  • Heat hardy zones 8 to 6
  • Full sun to part shade.
  • Pot is 2 1/2" in diameter


White Pygmy Sawara Cypress - Chamaecyparis pisifera 'White Pygmy'

The coloring is just lovely in the miniature garden - as the tips of the tiny foliage are a lovely cream color, turning into a beautiful gray-green color as you follow the branch towards the center of the shrub.

Shear it in late winter to keep it in a tight ball and to encourage the white tips. Full sun brings out the white tips also. A very fun cypress! 

  • Creamy tips with rich grey-greens
  • Fun globe shape
  • Pretty coloring all year round
  • Growth rate less than 1"/yr
  • Zones 5-8, Cold Hardy to -20F
  • Heat Zones: 8-1
  • Full or part sun
  • Regular water
  • Shear in late winter to promote white tips
  • An outdoor plant
  • Comes in a 2 1/2” pot


Golden Dwarf Hinoki Cypress - Chameacyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea'

A popular choice for the miniature gardener. This reliable, slow-growing dwarf hinoki wears wonderfully rich, green and yellow foliage, turning into a darker emerald green as the branch goes toward the trunk - just lovely! 

Trim away the bottom branches to expose some of the trunk to turn it into a tree shape.

  • Deep, rich, green and yellow foliage
  • Apright broad in shape
  • Growth rate is 3 to 6"/yr - less than 2" here in the Seattle area
  • Hardy to -20F or zone 5
  • Heat zones 8-1
  • Full sun or cool sun
  • Regular water with well drained soil
  • If in a pot, let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering
  • Shelter the pot from the extreme hot sun in late afternoon in the summer
  • Comes in a 2 1/2” pot
  • An outdoor plant



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Mini Set Six: Hinoki & Sawara Cypress, Dwarf Cedar

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