Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Aurea Densa'

Lawson cypress

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub


Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Jenny Lilly, copyright GAP Photos (135419)

Plant details

Aurea Densa' is an excellent dwarf conifer with attractive yellow foliage. Why not team it with low spreading conifers to make a cameo feature or plant with colourful ground cover, such as winter heathers. It is also a safe choice for alpine beds, small borders and containers, since plants take about 25 years to reach 60cm (2ft) high.

Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Chamaecyparis

Species: lawsoniana

Cultivar: Aurea Densa

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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