Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Aureovariegata' / golden variegated Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Aureovariegata' is a broadly conical tree-form of Lawson cypress with lax branching, a sprays of loose blue-green foliage, liberally splashed with creamy yellow patches of variegation. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 to 10 feet (2 - 3 m) tall and 4.5 to 6 feet (1.5 - 2 m) wide, an annual growth rate of around 12 inches (30 cm).

This cultivar originated in the early 1860s at J. Waterer Nursery, Bagshot, United Kingdom.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Aureovariegata' — a young specimen in a private garden in Poland.
Photo by Eugeniusz Pudełek