Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Filament' / Golden Filament Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Filament' is an upright dwarf selection of Hinoki cypress with loose branching, and finely textured, short, threadlike, golden sprays of foliage. When planted in shade, the gold fades to lime-green. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and 8 inches (20 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as one of the many seedlings selected and introduced to the nursery trade by Joel W. Spingarn of Baldwin, Long Island, New York. It is noteworthy that the seed source of Spingarn's selections was Henry Weissenberger, also of Long Island.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Filament' — a mature specimen in the Flora Wonder Arboretum, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery, Inc.