Golden King Port Orford Cedar - The Guardian® Series

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Golden King'

SKU
02363
A robust new evergreen Conifer with bright gold-tipped foliage on broad, cascading branches. Grown on Guardian® root stock, an exceptional under-stock developed by Oregon State University which is resistant to Phytophthora lateralis, a disease that has caused the demise of many Chamaecyparis lawsonianas. We use this rootstock on several varieties: 'Blue Surprise', 'Silberstar', 'Silver Queen' and 'Yvonne'. Young rounded form becomes pyramidal with age. Use as a specimen, or mass to create an informal screen or windbreak.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationkam-e-SIP-a-ris la-so-ni-A-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 30 to 40 ft. tall, 15 to 18 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorYellow
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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