Cupressus nootkatensis 'Lutea' / Lutea Nootka cypress

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Lutea' is a fast-growing upright selection of Nootka cypress with weeping branches and pendulous tip that flush yellow in spring, later darkening to medium green. After 10 years a mature specimen will measure 10 feet (3 m) or more tall and two-thirds as wide, an annual growth rate that approaches 12 inches (30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a tree growing at Penbryn Castle, Wales, United Kingdom, first named and described by Webster in 1896.

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Lutea' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Cupressus nootkatensis 'Lutea' — a mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger