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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Alumii Gold Conifer

Lawsons Cypress Trees
  • £44.99 (ex VAT)
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This is a gold leaved, slow growing, columnar shaped conifer, broadening to a conical shape with age. The spray like foliage is green-gold with dark gold tips, and is generally brighter yellow in summer. The eventual height of this gold conifer tree is about 3m (1.5m wide) so it makes a great medium sized feature conifer in larger borders or a good specimen tree for the centre of a lawn.

Sometimes referred to as Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Alumnigold, this variety is best grown in full sun or partial shade in any fertile, well drained soil.

AKA Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Alumii Gold, Lawson’s Cypress Alumii Gold, Chamaecyparis Alumii Gold, Alumigold, Chamaecyparis lawsonii Alumii Aurea, Lawson's Cypress Alumigold, False Cypress

  • Common name: Lawsons Cypress Alumii Gold
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 1.5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Sprays of golden green leaves with yellow tips, brightening to yellow-green in summer
  • Soil: Tolerates most soil types but requires a moist yet well-drained site

Planting Advice for Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Alumii Gold Conifer

Our pot grown Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Alumii Gold can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees).

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

Aftercare Advice for Chamaecyparis Alumnii Gold conifer

If you’re planting Lawson’s Cypress in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.

Pruning Advice for Lawsons Cypress Alumii Gold trees

Conifer trees, such as Ellwood’s Gold, do not require a lot of pruning. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches as and when you see them.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready for despatch is given on the basket page.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. It is a one off charge and will not increase if you add to the order.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Alumii Gold Conifer Form: Bush Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 15L pot Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Alumii Gold Conifer Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 15L pot £44.99 (ex VAT)
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