Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Confucius'
Confucius Hinoki Falsecypress
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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’.