Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Verdonii'

Verdoni Falsecypress




Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Chamaecyparis

Parent: Chamaecyparis obtusa

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 3' tall and 2' wide in 10 years

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


Yellow foliage and dwarf irregularly conical habit with slightly drooping central leader. Grows 3 to 6" per year. Foliage does not burn in the sun.


Introduced by Rogers Nursery in England in 1966.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Carolininana in October 2009 and planted it in the raised perennial bed. It has not grown much but it looks happy.

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