Can someone tell me what these black tips could be - it reached freezing temperatures again after growing
Hard to tell but those look like they might be the start of cones.
They fall off immediately when touched lightly
@bernhard they are pollen cones. I noticed them for the first time last year on my hinoki. I was concerned, as I had never seen them before, but someone else told me what they were. Nothing to worry about. Mine has them again this year. The tree will be fine. No worries.
Thank you for your answers