Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Little Jamie' / Little Jamie Atlantic white cedar

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Little Jamie' is a very dense, slow-growing narrowly conical selection of Atlantic white cypress that grows with multiple leaders holding semi juvenile Blue-green foliage that turns purple in winter in colder climates with no internal browning. Numerous seed cones are inconspicuous, round and circa 0.25 inch (6.4 mm) in diameter. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 2.5 feet (80 cm) tall and 1.5 feet (50 cm), an annual growth rate of 3 inches (7.5 cm). It is similar, but slower growing that Ch. thyoides 'Top Point.'

This cultivar originated as a seedling found in 1989 at John Mitsch Nursery, Aurora, Oregon, USA.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Little Jamie'
Photo by Karin Guzy
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Little Jamie' in the Gotelli Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum' Washington, D.C., May 2006.
Photo by Dax Herbst