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

Comments

Nancy

I'm loving this chamaecyparis. I planted a 4' plant three years ago in a partial shady woodland bed. It didn't grow much but I was patient. I lightly pruned some branch tips nad put compost on the root zone. This year, it has come alive and looks ready to make my garden its home. It has grown about a foot. It's delicate and interesting. Not bushy but very healthy on Cape Cod.