Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Kamarachiba'
Chamaecyparis is a genus of evergreen conifers in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to eastern Asia and to the western and eastern margins of the United States. They grow in cool temperate conifer forests, or in mixed conifer-broadleaf forest, from sea level to montane. The name is derived from the Greek khamai (χαμαί), meaning "on the earth", and kuparissos (κυπάρισσος) for cypress.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kamarachiba' is a low-growing spreading conifer. Sprays of foliage are yellow-green in summer becoming a more golden orange in winter on the stem tips. Originated in Japan.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - yellow, orange tips in the winter leaves/needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 2m.
Ultimate Spread: 1m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.