Eventually a small, columnar or narrowly conical tree, relatively fast-growing for a miniature. To 3 m tall after ten years. The needles carry a golden-yellow colour throhgout the year, not changing significantly with the seasons as in so many other gold or yellow leaved forms. It was raised from seed in the 1960s by William Goddard at the Floravista Gardens, British Columbia, Canada, but not put into commerce until c. 1986. (Jacobson 1996; Auders & Spicer 2012; Hatch 2018–2020).