Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Youngii' / Young's Hinoki cypress

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Youngii' is a a dwarf globose- to pyramidal selection of Hinoki cypress with fairly dense upright branching and golden foliage. It is superficially similar to 'Nana Aurea', but in the opinion of Australia's Cedar Lodge Nursery, it grows on a "grander scale." After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 7.5 feet (2.5 m) tall and 6 feet (2 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected around 1919 by the nursery of Maurice Young of Milford, United Kingdom. The name was first published in 1923 by Alfred Rehder in Manual of Trees and Shrubs.

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Youngii' — a 50+-year-old specimen at the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, Connecticut. Photo from spring 2020.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Youngii' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss