Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood Gold' / 'Elmwood Gold' Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood Gold' is a large, flattened globose selection of Hinoki cypress with bright yellow foliage in early spring that matures to gold with some white variegation, later turning green, particularly in shaded parts of the plant. After 10 years of growth, a mature plant will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and somewhat wider, and annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This is a choice cultivar of the species and is present in many of the large arboreta in the U.S. Regrettably, it is of unknown origin.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood Gold' Photo taken in The Gotelli Collection at The US National Arboretum located in Washington, D.C. during May 2006.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood Gold' Green Industry Images Copyrighted Photo; Donated by Ernie Wiegand.
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
Chaemaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood Gold' — a mature specimen at Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Elmwood Gold' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger