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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Confucius'

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Description

"Confusious" is a semi-dwarf evergreen tree with delicate sprays of soft gold to green foliage in a pyramidal form that grows up to 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. This tree does best in full sun to partial shade in average to moist conditions in well-drained soil. It is tolerant of various soil types and pHs and benefits from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. It prefers humid conditions.

Use as a specimen, in hedges or an accent. Adds winter interest with its lovely color.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    obtusa
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Evergreens provide protection for wildlife, especially in the winter.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Irregular
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The bright yellow to green foliage grows in flat sprays with scale-like leaves. The outer leaves are bright lemon-yellow with the interior foliage being darker yellow, gold and emerald green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Humidity