Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Top Point' / Top Point Atlantic white cypress

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Top Point' is a tidy, dwarf columnar form of Atlantic white cypress with dense, bronze-green juvenile foliage that darkens to purple-brown in winter in colder climates. It is similar in appearance to Ch. thyoides 'Little Jamie,' but grows taller and neater, so it can be considered an improvement on a similar theme. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 1.5 to 2 feet (50 - 70 cm) tall and 16 inches (40 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a branch sport found in 1985 on a specimen of Ch. thyoides 'Andelyensis' by Dutch conifer nurseryman, Leen Konijn on his farm in Ederveen, The Netherlands.

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Top Point' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger