Cham ob Crippsii - 4'This dense pyramidal conifer with feathery branchlets tipped with gold is not a cypress at all and is better called a false-cypress. Like other false cypress it prefers humid areas so is a treasure for those living in the mid- to upper Southeast. It is especially attractive in the winter garden where its gold color brings a sunny glow to an otherwise gray landscape. A slow-growing dwarf, it needs a couple of decades to reach 8-10 feet but may eventually reach 30 feet. It rarely needs pruning.

Type: Evergreen conifer

Outstanding Feature: Gold tipped branches

Cypress Golden Chamaecyparis-obtusa-Crippsii-detail

Form: Pyramidal

Growth Rate: Slow

Bloom: NA

Size: 10-15’H x 3-4’ W

Light: Full sun to part shade

Soil: Average, moist, well-drained

Hardiness: Zones 4-8

Care: Low maintenance

Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant but can be susceptible to juniper scale, bagworm, and blights.

Propagation: Grafting.

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By Karen