Chamaecyparis 'saffron spray' 19cm
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'saffron spray'
It is an evergreen, compact conifer with mid green leaves and random appearance of bright yellow flat sprays as we see on Calocedrus decurrens "Aureovariegata". The rest of the shrub bears tiny, fine needles and these sprays look so different as if they had nothing to do with it, as if they perhaps had fallen on it from the sky. In any way they are a rightful part of the shrub and they can help this shrub find its place among other conifers which it will highlight thanks to its combination of vivid yellow and green colours.
It belongs to obtusa cypress group which predetermines it to be a slow grower which it truly is. In 20 years it will not exceed 1.5 tall and about 1m wide forming an oval to cone-shaped shrub. It likes medium fertile, acidic, moist but well-drained soil. Fully hardy to -34°C