Calocedrus decurrens 'Maupin Glow' is a slow-growing, upright, tree form of incense-cedar with species-typical, uniform branching and and fantastic, golden variegation in the foliage that looks like it's on fire. It's reported to not burn when sited in full sun. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 7.5 feet (2.5 m) tall and 40 inches (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 8 to 10 inches (20 - 25 cm).
This cultivar was found in the wild in the 1990s by nurseryman Greg Rigby of Horseshoe Nursery, who found it while hunting in Deschutes County, Oregon near the town of Maupin.
Calocedrus decurrens 'Maupen Glow' — a fine example of how a golden conifer can light up a garden's shady corners; a mature specimen in a private garden in Petaluma, California (USDA Zone 9b / Mediterranean climate).
Photo by Sara Malone
Calocedrus decurrens 'Maupin Glow' — a picture that demonstrates that when you have a cool dwarf conifer, it takes priority over the house.
Photo by Steven Wells