A hybrid between Chamaecyparisnootkatensis and Cupressusmacrocarpa, this conifer growsvery fast—from cuttings to 15–20 ft. high in 5 years. It ismost often planted as a quickscreen. In gardens, it usuallyreaches 60–70 ft. tall by 8–15 ft. wide and can be prunedinto a tall (10–15 ft.) hedge but will quickly get away from you without regular maintenance.Long, slender, upright branches with flattened gray-greenfoliage sprays give youthfultrees a narrow, pyramidalform, though they can becomeopen and floppy. It producessmall cones composed ofscales.
‘Naylor’s Blue’ has grayish blue foliage; ‘Castlewellan’ has golden new growth and narrow, erect habit; ‘Golconda’ has a more refined, formal pyramidal habit with bright lemon yellow new growth; ‘Gold Rider’ also has golden new growth andeventually forms a pyramid35 ft. high by 15 ft. wide; and‘Emerald Isle’ has bright greenfoliage on a plant 20–25 ft. tall,6–8 ft. wide.
Will accept a wide variety of soils and climate conditions. It also takes strong wind. To maintainas a hedge, shear severaltimes during the growing season, making sure not to cut into old wood. In warm-summerregions, loses stiff, uprighthabit and is subject to coryneum canker fungus, reaching only 30–40 ft. tall before dying from the disease.
‘Snowberry’ has creamy white flowers with brightred centers.
This Mediterranean native forms a low clump (about 9 in. high and 1 ft. wide) of blue-green to dark gr...
Compact; to 16 in. high.Denser growth, rounder leaves,fewer flowers than species; maybe longer-lived.