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Common Name: Golden Euro Cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Empire’ is a decorative conifer derived from the cultivar “Ellwoodii”. This cultivar gets its splendour from the soft yellow/gold needles  and its distinguished upwardly-growing branches and twigs. This compact, densely branched conifer has soft, feather-shaped foliage.   Makes a wonderful holiday plant or an addition to any festive planter arrangement.


height 6'-10'Foliage Yellow
Plant Spread 2'-4'Flowers N/A
Growth Habit ColumnarFlowering TimeN/A
USDA Zone USDA Zone: 5Light Requirements Full Sun/Part Shade
Royalties Royalties not claimed; Propagation is permitted Plant Use Year around interest; Attracts birds