Genus Chamaecyparis Species obtusa Cultivar 'Gracilis' Common Name Slender Hinoki False Cypress Patent ID Height 12 to 15 Feet Spread 6 to 8 Feet Habit Conical, more compact than species. Slow growth rate. Zone 4 to 8 Culture Full sun to partial shade. Flower Flower Color Foliage Needled evergreen. Slender, arching branches, irregularly arranged. Category: Conifer Description Irregular spreading branches give this small tree an interesting appearance.