Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lutea' / yellow Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lutea' is a slow-growing, slender, pyramidal selection of Lawson cypress with broad sprays of attractive, golden-yellow foliage. It is considered to be a little more cold-tender than other cultivars of this species. After 10 years, a mature specimen will measure 4 to 6 feet (1.3 - 2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This is an old cultivar, long popular on the European continent, presumably introduced in the mid 1860s by G & W Rollison Nursery, London, England, United Kingdom.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lutea' — an impressive mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lutea' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger