Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Sulphurea'
An interesting plant with very soft, lime green foliage showing especially good color with lots of sun exposure - the more sun it receives, the more it takes on an almost chartreuse yellow foliage color. Very attractive. Fairly open, semi-pyramidal in growth - moderate to fast growth. Prefers moist, well drained soil with top dressing of mulch or bark to provide organic compounds. Works well as an accent plant, or in group plantings. Older foliage towards the center of the tree will brown & fall off each winter - oftentimes replace with new shoots the following growing season.
This variety makes a great specimen planting, and is sure to be a conversation piece as it matures. I personally suggest this variety as an addition to any evergreen / conifer collection - one of my favorites. The color & texture are a superb combination, and always adds a change of pace or brightens up most any landscape.
Height: 6 - 10 ft
Spread: 4 - 5 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast ( 8" - 14" avg per year )
Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Sun Exposure: Full sun for best color, to partial shade
Soil Preference: Moist, fertile - well drained. Mulching strongly recommended