Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kerdalo' / Kerdalo Hinoki Cypress

An irregular, globose, spreading dwarf with light golden foliage and darker tips. Its best coloration is in full sun but it can take some shade.

In 1965, Prince Peter Woklonsky, the son of Czarist Russian refugees who had fled to France, created in Brittany what many believe is one of the greatest private gardens in post-WW II Europe. He called it Kerdalo and it was here that a witches’ broom developed on a Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Crippsii’ that led to this cultivar. It first appeared in the trade in 1991 in the Netherlands.

Kerdalo foliage detail
Photo by Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery
Photographed in Gaston, OR
Photo by Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery