Something to talk about.
I'll try to squeeze this in between all the photo gallery's.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea'.
Last year I planted one in April 2010. A b&b conifer that was all done and in the dumpster by October.
Not satisfied with the results I decided to try again this year. Again b&b from the same supplier. As you can see I was successful.
Because it was b&b and of considerable size I was of the opinion there was not enough root mass to supply food and moisture in order for it to survive in the hot summer season.
This year I screened it from May through early September and that did the trick. It survived even though we had a record setting heat wave. I am sure it would have surely been toast otherwise.
A beautiful conifer that should be a standout once it takes hold in a couple years.
Photo when planted 5-12-2011.
10-1-2011. Foliage color weak as a result of screening. Taken at sun down. Should bounce back next year.
Foliage taken in sun. 10-1-2011.