Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Sunspray' / Sunspray Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Sunspray' is a very attractive upright, informal pyramidal selection of Hinoki cypress with bright, creamy-golden swirled sprays of foliage. The plant is similar to Ch. obtusa 'Confucious’ but is somewhat slower growing. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 5 feet (1.6 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 6 inches (15 cm).

This cultivar originated at Duncan & Davies Nursery, New Plymouth, New Zealand who introduced it to the nursery trade in 1992.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Sunspray' — a nice mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Sunspray' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger