Chamaecyparis obtusa Fernspray Gold

Not available 2017 Archived for information only

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Fernspray Gold' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

False Cypress

Arching sprays of golden, fern-like foliage make 'Fernspray Gold' an arresting specimen for the landscape. Each unique, flattened branch tapers to a point just like a fern frond. It needs some sun to develop the best colour but avoid very exposed hot sites.

  • Height: 1.5 - 1.8 m (5-6 ft)
  • Spread: 127-152 cm (50-60 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 5
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Foliage Colour: yellow
  • Shape: broad, upright

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Fernspray Gold' prefers average to moist well drained soil in a sheltered location. It is on the edge of hardiness in our area so will benefit from a winter wrap in a site that is not well sheltered. It can be shaped if desired when it is young to promote a more uniform symmetrical shape.