Winners 2008

Fragrant Sumac

Golden Hinoki Falsecypress

Three Flowered Maple

Chamaiecyparis obtusa 'Crippsii'

This Hinoki Cypress is beautiful all year, but especially in winter, when planted in front of a darker background so that the golden foliage stands out. Prunings are also enticing in winter wreaths and floral arrangements.

Golden Hinoki Falsecypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Crippsii’

first introduced by Cripps and Sons in England in 1901, is a beacon in the winter landscape. It is an elegant, colorful evergreen tree reaching 15' tall and 5' wide in 10-15 years. This moderate to slow growing evergreen prefers to be planted in full sun to partial shade in rich soil. Frond-like sprays of foliage are bright gold at the tips and on the upper surface, shading from chartreuse to deeper green in the interior portion of the plant.

Hardy in Zones 4-8.

Chamecyparis obtusa nana 'Crippsii' detail