Chamaecyparis - Gold Crippsii / Size 1
Gold Crippsii Chamaecyparis

Additional Photos

*Availability Status: In stock & currently shipping
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 10" - 16" tall / Quart size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: CHAGCR1

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii' - Golden Form

Overall Description

Broadly pyramidal growth that is somewhat open in habit. Has a rich, golden yellow color which gradually changes to green toward the interior of the plant. Much more pronounced, vibrant yellow color than the standard Crippsii. Must receive plenty of sun to display this brilliant golden yellow color - otherwise plant will be more of a very light lime green color, which is still quite attractive. Best used as a large specimen tree to draw interest to a particular area of a landscape. Develops nice reddish brown bark which peels in thin long strips when mature. Prefers moist, well drained soil in a sunny, somewhat sheltered location. Excellent tree for landscape use.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 12 - 15 ft

--Mature Width : 6 - 10 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 12" per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun for best color, to part shade

--Soil Preference :
Average, moist - well drained. Mulching recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture :

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :

--Diseases / Insects :

--Recommended Spacing :

--Deer Resistance Rating :

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

Helpful Links & Information