Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lucas' / Lucas Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lucas' is a very attractive, dwarf, globose selection of Hinoki cypress with arching branches holding sprays of delicate, lacy, fern-like, flattened sprays of butter-yellow foliage that fade toward green at the centers of the sprays. 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).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected by K.A. Koemans Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lucas' — young plants in a nursery propagation bed.
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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lucas' — a closeup of foliage detail.
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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lucas' — a young specimen in a private garden.
Photo by Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH

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