Lacy sprays of attractive lemon yellow foliage let the special Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Melody’ stand out in the garden. Found as a sport on C.o. ‘Graciosa’, it is slower growing than its parent. Narrow when young, it broadens with age. Winter brings bronze tones to the tips of the yellow foliage for a nice seasonal change. Tolerates full sun but flourishes in partial shade as well. Well-drained soil is a must.
- Garden Size: 6’H x 4’W
- Dwarf: 3-6″/year
- Habit: Broad Upright
- Hardiness: Zone 5
- Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.