Dwarf Chirimen Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen') Pre-Bonsai Tree - 4 Inch

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Species Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen' - Also can go by Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Habari' or (mispelling) 'Chairman'
Common Name: Chirimen Hinoki Cypress or Chirimen Hinoki Falsecypress
Estimated Age: About 3 to 4 Years
Average Height: About 4 to 6 Inches
Average Trunk Size:
About 0.2 to 0.3 Inch
Pot Size: 4 Inch

Care Difficulty: Easy

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: USDA Zone 5-8 [Click here to check what zone you're in!]
Light Exposure: Full Sun (Preferred) to Mostly Sun (Partial Shade is Okay During Late Afternoon)
Type: Evergreen and Coniferous
Growth Speed: Very Slow (About 1 to 4+ Inches in A Year)
Growth Pattern: Narrow Pyramid or Columnar
Special Attribute: Dwarf - Naturally stays more on the small size overall


Its super compact textured foliage and unusual appearance makes 'Chirimen' a stellar choice for any small sized trees like in shohin or mame bonsai!

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chirimen' is a dwarf form of a Hinoki Cypress/Hinoki Falsecypress that's named after the wrinkly silk crepe fabric used to make traditional Japanese kimonos. This cultivar grows visually interesting clusters of upright, irregular shoots in a variety of semi-twisted spire-like shapes and colors. The color is primarily a rich deep green but, depending on growth conditions, they can have greenish-black, charcoal gray or dark bluish tones as well.

They thrive in full sun but can do okay in a bit of shade; so long as it receives plenty of sunlight. However, they are sensitive to strong winds, so they will need some shielding during breezy weather conditions.

Each individual tends to hold onto small clumps of seed cones along its branches that may resemble a deformity or disease. But this is a natural occurrence on all healthy plants of this species. They do slough off over time and are obscured by new growth.

This cultivar is sometimes seen listed in the nursery trade as 'Chairman' or 'The Chairman,' which are clearly misspellings of its official cultivar name of 'Chirimen'. But sometimes there are mentions of this being labeled as 'Habari' as well. It was chosen as one of the American Conifer Society's Collector's Conifer of the Year Program in 2011.


Price: Product $20.00 + USPS Priority Mail 4 Inch Pot Bonsai Tree Shipping & Handling $16.95 = $36.95 Total


The following pictures are general images of each species. Each tree looks slightly different due to the shape, trimming, and season of the year. If you want a particular tree as exactly pictured, please go to our eBay store.
House of Bonsai reserves the right to delay on shipping any live plant order by several days to a few weeks; in order to attempt to decrease the high risk of major shipping related stress that may shock the plants during extreme weather conditions (too hot or cold). If we are purposely delaying your order because of this, we will notify you via email. Before you submit an order, please be mindful of your local weather and time of year. If there is major damage (ex: plant is dead or many branches are broken), please contact your third party shipping carrier (ex: USPS, FedEx, UPS) to submit an insurance claim with them as we are not able to assist with that matter. The fault is with the third party shipping carrier for such damage since it happened out of our hands. We are not responsible for any damages after the order leaves our facility since they were out of our control. If the bonsai tree is still alive but weakened due to shock (leaves are yellow-brownish or leaves have fallen off) then we are happy to assist in proving post-delivery plant shock care instructions via email to revive the plant. Please notify us by email of the issue within 48 hours upon receiving the order in hand. Please email us at houseofbonsai@gmail.com with your Order # and the keywords "Shock After Delivery" in the title so we can assist ASAP. For further details, please read our full "Shipping, Return & Cancellation Policy" under Our Policies in our top menu.