Genus 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.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tsatsumi Gold' is a slow-growing coniferous shrub, to 2m tall, with a rounded habit that gradually becomes broadly-columnar as the plant ages. Its branches and branchlets are twisted and contorted and densely-covered with small scale-like leaves. Young foliage is bright yellow, becoming yellow-green in summer before taking on golden-yellow tones in autumn and winter.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - yellow 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.