Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lemon Twist'
This slightly dwarf form of obtusa has nice dark green threadlike foliage with bright golden yellow ends which often develop club shaped "cockscombs" at the very tip of each threadlike strand. Develops a very curious, mounding, almost weeping growth habit as the plant reaches maturity. Must be planted in full sun in order to display its best yellow colored highlights. Prefers rich, fertile, well drained soil. Makes an outstanding accent plant, or also looks stunning in a group planting of 3 or 4. This is a fairly unusual, seldom seen variety that is quickly becoming more and more popular due to its unusual look, and the fact it is virtually maintenance free.
Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate ( 4"-8" per year )
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Sun Exposure: Full sun for best color, to partial shade
Soil Preference: Average, to rich & fertile - well drained. Mulching recommended