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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tetragona Aurea'

Common Name(s):

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kam-ay-SIP-a-ris ob-TOO-sa
Description

Golden Fernleaf Cypress is a shrubby, irregular-conical, dwarf selection of Hinoki cypress with asymmetrical, ascending to outspreading branches that flatten or slightly nod at the tips. This creates an interesting textural quality as the leaves resemble fern fronds. Exposed surfaces are attractive bright gold in color, while the shaded parts are green. It is resistant to sunburn.

Plant in any moist well-drained soil in sun to part shade. The best color is obtained in areas that get 4-5 hours of sun. Use as a specimen or in a large container.

 

 

More information on Chamaecyparis obtusa.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#shrub#yellow leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#shrub#yellow leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chamaecyparis
    Species:
    obtusa
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    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 Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The scale-like leaves are held upright and have a ferny appearance. Color is yellow on outer leaves and green interior leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Specimen