Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lemon Queen' / Lemon Queen Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lemon Queen' is a medium growing, conical selection of Lawson cypress with unusual, beautifully rich, creamy yellow foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 7.5 to 10 feet (2.5 to 3 m) tall and two-thirds as wide, an annual rate of growth of nearly 12 inches (30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1978 by English conifer collector, Cecil Franklin and introduced to the nursery trade in 1980 by Derek Spicer, Kilworth Conifers Nursery, Kilworth, United Kingdom.

Attribution from: Aris Auders and Derek Spicer; RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers; ©2012 Kingsblue Press

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lemon Queen' — a mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lemon Queen' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger