Country of Origin: N. Vietnam to China (N. Guangxi)
Habitat: mixed angiosperm-conifer cloud forests
Description: Golden Vietnam cypress is a tree, 30 to 45 feet (10 – 15 m) tall, with a round, straight trunk. Bark is purplish to red-brown, smooth and thin on branches, exfoliating in thin flakes and strips; on the trunk of larger trees it is brown to gray-brown, soft and fibrous, exfoliating in numerous thin strips. Branches are long, spreading more or less horizontally; foliage branches are numerous, spreading mostly in plagiotropic overlapping sprays or slightly drooping, forming a pyramidal crown in young trees but a spreading, irregular or flat-topped crown in old tree4
Culture: karst limestone mountains - benefit with periodic lime?