Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pincushion' / Golden Pincushion Sawara cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pincushion' is a slow growing, flattened cushion of moss-like yellow foliage that presents best color when grown in full sun. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 8 inches (20 cm) tall and 18 inches (30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of around 1 inch (2 - 3 cm).

This cultivar originated in the early 1980s at Iseli Nursery, Boring, Oregon, USA.

Chamaecyparis pisifiera 'Golden Pincushion' — this plant was about 18 years of age in 2003. It is in the Harper Collection of Dwarf and Rare Conifers at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan.
Photo by Chub Harper
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pincushion' in the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers, Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan, August 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pincushion' — a young plant in a garden setting.
Photo by Don Levesque