Cupressus nootkatensis 'Aureovariegata' / gold-variegated Nootka cypress

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Aureovariegata' is a small, broadly-conical, tree-form of Nootka cypress with green foliage and patches of golden-yellow variegation. After 10 years a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 4 feet (1.3 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated as a branch sport introduced to the nursery trade in 1875 by Maurice Young of Milford Nursery, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aureovariegata' foliage Close up of foliage.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aureovariegata' foliage This is a close up picture of the variegated foliage. This picture was taken at the Dawes Arboretum during the Conifer Society tour in 2004.
Photo by Ken Church