The columnar evergreen conifer is a delight. The mature foliage is a blue-green, but the juvenile foliage is a bright yellow/cream. That really makes it stand out. If that were not enough, the stems on it really stand out having an almost purple color at times. Gives it a great architectural form. It can get to be 15′ tall and 4′ wide but takes to pruning.
Pronunciation: koo-PRESS-us GLAY-bruh
Species Meaning: Smooth, without hair
Some of the literature says that it wants plenty of summer water, and yet other sites say that this will only lead to rank growth. We prefer to give our plants the minimum amount of water for them to survive, so hopefully ours will remain more compact. It does want full sun.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P19065
Found in Conifer Forest,
On the hill beside the portal.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.