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Xanthocyparis vietnamensis - foliage in early September on a young plant
  • Xanthocyparis vietnamensis - foliage in early September on a young plant

Xanthocyparis vietnamensis

£35.00

(Vietnamese Golden Cypress) A very rare evergreen tree, Xanthocyparis vietnamensis is native to parts of Vietnam with golden-green foliage and both juvenile leaves (usually more, soft wide and spreading) and mature leaves (more needle/scale-like) on the same plant once established.

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A very rare evergreen tree, Xanthocyparis vietnamensis is native to parts of Vietnam with golden-green foliage and both juvenile leaves (usually more, soft wide and spreading) and mature leaves (more needle/scale-like) on the same plant once established. Established specimens develop interesting reddish bark.

Requires a warm, very sheltered position ideally in an area with mild winters. Not suitable for cold, exposed areas.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Prefers moist, fertile soil. 
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Needs shelter and protection in cold winters.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Xanthocyparis vietnamensis grows to be a small conical tree.
    • Height: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: Please be aware that Xanthocyparis vietnamensis is a fickle and difficult plant to grow at the best of tines. It can be damaged or killed in the winter, if caught by frost, if planted in a poor position, if disturbed once planted and seeming even just by bad luck. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee. 

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid
Special Features
Evergreen, Rare and Unusual, Ornamental Bark, Foliage - Unusual Shape