Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Limerick' / Limerick Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Limerick' is a dwarf, upright tree form of Hinoki cypress with lemon-yellow foliage that resists burning in full sun. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 5 feet (1.6 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of around 6 inches (15 cm).

Despite being a fairly easy plant to locate in the nursery trade, this cultivar is of unknown origin at this time.

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Limerick' — a nicely grown mature specimen in a large arboretum.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Limerick' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Limerick' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Limerick' — plants grown in shadier places will appear more green than yellow.
Photo by Bill Barger

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