Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Lynn’s Golden’: Ceramic Christmas Tree

Family: Cupressaceae;  Bloom Description: Non-flowering; Leaf: Colorful, Evergreen, Winter Interest, Crushed foliage is aromatic.

‘Lynn’s Golden’ is a dense evergreen shrub with a pyramidal form that grows slowly to 3-4′ tall during the first 10 years. It is noted for its golden yellow foliage. Foliage acquires purple tones in winter.

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Chamaecyparis obtusa [Japanese cypress, hinoki cypress or hinoki] is a species of cypress native to central Japan.

It is a slow-growing tree which grows to 35 m tall with a trunk up to 1 m in diameter. The bark is dark red-brown. The leaves are scale-like, 2-4 mm long, blunt tipped (obtuse), green above, and green below with a white stomatal band at the base of each scale-leaf. It is a popular ornamental tree in parks and gardens, both in Japan and elsewhere in temperate climates, including western Europe and parts of North America.

Over 200 cultivars have been selected, varying in size from trees as large as the wild species, down to very slow-growing dwarf plants under 30 cm high.

Photos: Atlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: Wikipedia, Missouri Botanical Garden