Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumigold' / Alum's golden Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumigold' is a more compact and narrower version of C. lawsoniana 'Alumii' with similar branch structure and upright plates of pale, creamy-yellow foliage. In shaded and otherwise sheltered parts of the plant, the expected blue-gray foliage will be present. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 to 12 feet (3 - 4 m) tall and half as wide, an annual growth rate of around 12 inches (30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a color sport found on a specimen of 'Alumii', in the mid-1950s, by J. Maks Nursery, Dedemsvaart, The Netherlands.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumigold' — specimens in the Trompenburg Arboretum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Photo by Trompenburg Arboretum
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumigold' — a closeup of foliage detail.
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