Chamaecyparis obtusa, Hinoki Falsecypress

Tips for identifying Chamaecyparis: leaves scale-like when young, white markings on back (except for nootkatensis), woody cones with peltate scales

Size: tree, 50-75' average height at maturity, spread 10-20'

Leaves: evergreen, of two different sizes, lateral pairs boat-shaped, .08", smaller pairs .04", triangular, dark green, white markings on lower surface in the form of clearly defined x's and y's

Twigs: flattened, slightly drooping

Flowers: monoecious, males yellow, females solitary

Fruit: short-stalked solitary globose cones .33-.5"

Bark: reddish brown, smooth, peeling off in thin strips