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C O M M O N  N A M E : 'Cripps Golden' Hinoki Cypress
O R I G I N :Japan
F A M I L Y : Cupressaceae
Z O N E :  4 to 8
T Y P E :  Evergreen
H E I G H T :  avg. 50-75'
S U N :  Partial shade
S O I L : Clay, loam
M O I S T U R E : well-drained
 

T A G S :  cultivar, screen, hedge, bonsai, monoecious, scale-like leaves, fragrant bark and leaf

 

 


D E S C R I P T I O N

A very broad and towering cultivar of the Hinoki Cypress is best identified by its golden-tinged leaves that remain bright green moving towards its center. Its growth rate is moderate as 'Cripps Golden' matures into a symmetric form that spreads between 20 to 30'. 

F O L I A G E   &   C O N E 

The scale-like leaf is arranged opposite and sub-oppositely, simple, with an entire margin and a blade less than 2" in length. As an evergreen, there is little to no change to its hue in the fall. 

T R U N K 

The bark is a reddish tint that peels in strips. The branching droops and carry thorns on them. Very little pruning is required. 

C A R E 

Grow in partial sun with well-drained soil with protection from harsh winds is ideal. If grown in partial shade, the yellow highlights become more pronounced. 

 

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S O U R C E S

"Manual of Woody Landscape Plants," by Michael Dirr.