Cryptomeria japonica 'Tilford Gold' / Tilford Gold Japanese cedar

Cryptomeria japonica 'Tilford Gold' is a dwarf, flattened-globose selection of Japanese cedar with dense, congested foliage, and pale cream new growth that fades to yellow-green by fall. In winter plants will display rusty red tints in colder parts of its hardiness range. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 18 inches (30 - 45 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 - 4.5 cm).

This cultivar originated in the United Kindgom, selected and named around 1990 at Kevin Lawrence Nurseries, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Tilford Gold' — an 8-year-old plant, summer, in the collection of Stephen Grubb Dorset, United Kingdom. Note: 'Vilmorin Gold' and 'Golden Promise' are similar selections.
Photo by Stephen Grubb
Cryptomeria japonica 'Tilford Gold' — a nice mature specimen in a private garden in Belgium.
Photo by Arsène Sapin