Cripps Golden Cypress
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Cripps Golden Cypress trees (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii') acquired their genus name from the Greek words chamai and kyparissos, which mean dwarf and cypress, respectively. The species name comes from the Latin word obtusa, which in this case means obtuse or blunt, in reference to the leaves. The cultivar name comes from the name of the nursery that initially developed this plant - the T. Cripps and Sons Nursery. 

Up to 75 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
The fruit are small, rounded, orange-brown cones. Foliage is golden-yellow when young, then develops green lengths with yellow tips when mature.
Pests & Diseases
None serious
Landscape Use
Great as a specimen, near ponds, and as a backdrop for flower beds
Care Practices
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun to part shade. Keep protected from strong winds. These cold hardy trees prefer humid atmospheres, and they can tolerate a variety of soil types, occasional flooding, and moderate drought once established.
Native Range
Japan, Taiwan