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Chamaecyparis obtusa Tsatsumi Gold


Hinoki cypress 'Tsatsumi Gold'

Cascades of bright yellow foliage

A slow growing conifer which will reach up to 1.5m but only after 20 years. Beautiful bright gold foliage is produced in thread-like cascades created an impressive spectacle.


Prefers a slightly acidic soil but will tolerate most conditions. If planting in a container use a good quality ericaceous compost.


For the best foliage display feed well in spring with a multipurpose feed. Keep well watered during dry periods until established.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 80 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden

Typically available

From January to December