Cupressus sempervirens 'Swane's Golden'
Common name: 
Swane's Golden Cypress
Pronunciation: 
ku-PRES-us sem-per-VI-renz
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, narrow columnar, new foliage is golden yellow (color less pronounced in shaded locations), slower growing to 15-20 ft (4.5-6 m) tall and 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) wide.
  • Sun.  
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7         Originated in 1944 at the Swane Brothers nursery in New South Wales, Australia, a seedling of ‘Stricta’ (PP3,839, 1976).
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: north side (main entrance) of Valley Library.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • foliage, branchlets

    foliage, branchlets

  • branchlets and cones

    branchlets and cones