Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Pillar' / Golden Pillar Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Pillar' is a dwarf, upright evergreen selection of Hinoki cypress with sprays of rich yellow foliage. Its overall structure is dense, compact and very narrow. It performs its best in sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. After 10 years of growth, a mature plant will measure 3 feet (1 m) tall 1 foot (30 cm) wide, an annual rate of growth of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This cultivar is of unknown origin despite being fairly easy to locate in the nursery trade.

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Pillar' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Pillar' — the magnificent, oft-photographed specimen at the Buchholz display garden in Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery, Inc.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Pillar' at the Flora Wonder arboretum, Gaston, Oregon.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Pillar' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk

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