Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Barton' / Barton Atlantic white cypress

Steely blue, dense and thick — a great dwarf conifer for wet areas.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Barton' is a upright, dwarf selection of Atlantic white cypress with dense, irregular branching and very attractive steel-blue juvenile foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 to 4 feet (1 - 1.3 m) tall and half as wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 5 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This cultivar is well known in gardens and arboretums in southeastern USA where it performs extremely well in the summer heat, humidity and rain. It is unfortunately of unknown origin.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Barton' — a mature specimen in the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Photo by Maryann Debski
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Barton' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Maryann Debski