|Grid reference||ST 18589 78935|
|Common name||Golden hinoki cypress|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2016|
|Marked on||1947 chart of Pinetum|
|Height||13M February 2016|
|Girth||127cm February 2016|
This tree is on the east side of the Nant Fawr immediately south of the bridge by the conservatory and close to the stream.
This tree was originally shown on a 1947 chart of the Pinetum as Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Aurea'. However its foliage and general shape indicate that it is Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea'.
General tree description
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea' is a cultivar of the Hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa. It has a broad, conical shape and grows to medium height - up to about 15 metres. Its bark is dark reddish, soft and sometimes stringy. The new and outer foliage is golden (though duller than some other yellow cypresses) and the inner is green. The leaf ends are blunt. Male flowers are very small (about 3mm long) reddish brown cones, while the female flowers are slightly larger, round and yellow-green. The fruits are small, round, orange-brown cones, around 8mm across.