Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gail's Gold' / Gail's Gold Lawson cypress

Chamaeycparis lawsoniana 'Gail's Gold' is a very dwarf, bushy, globose selection of Lawson cypress with pale yellow foliage that deepens to gold in winter. A plant will typically grow 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7 cm) annually, maturing at 2 to 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) tall after 10 years.

This cultivar originated as a seedling sourced from Ch. lawsoniana 'Lutea' selected in 1991 by Gordon Haddow of Kenwith Nursery, Blinsham, Winkleigh, United Kingdom.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gail's Gold' — a flashy mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger