Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Confucius'
Common name: 
Confucius Hinoki Falsecypress
Pronunciation: 
kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-TU-sa
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, semi-dwarf tree, upright, broadly conical, 8-10 ft tall and 4 ft wide at maturity.  Foliage in flat sprays; bright yellow-gold on the exterior with darker shades of yellow and green in the interior; may be orange colored in winter.
  • Sun to part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     First introduced by a nursery in New Zealand in 1984 (Duncan & Davies), this golden foliage cultivar is classified as a faster growing plant than its sister ‘Aurea Nana’.
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