Chamaecyparis Crippsii in landscape Close up of gold hued Chamaecyparis Crippsii foliage

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Golden Fernleaf

False Cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa

'Crippsii'

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Chamaecyparis Crippsii in landscape Close up of gold hued Chamaecyparis Crippsii foliage
  • Unique texture
  • Colorful evergreen
  • Deer resistant
Description

'Crippsii' hinoki cypress is a garden classic: a small, loosely conical tree with golden fern-like foliage. It is one of the most elegant small golden conifers, and makes an excellent specimen plant for home gardens.

USDA Zone
4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
8 - 12'
Width
8 - 10'
Finish Time
2 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Yellow
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

Soil

Hinoki cypress does best in moist, well-drained soils. Shallow root system benefits from mulch.

Pruning

Little needed; May be trimmed or pruned in late spring/early summer if desired.

Uses

Specimen planting.

Growing Tips

Yellow color is most pronounced in spring.