Gold Dust Sahara cypress is a dwarf selection with flat fan like dark green foliage with flecks of light yellow variegation. Form is ouramidal Mature specimens measure 4 in to 12 in wide at 10 years with an annual growth of 1 inch per year. Full sun to part shade with moist well draining soil. Once estabilished it is drought tolerant. Zones 4 to 8
This cultivar originated from a witches broom in the early 1960s by William Goddard.