Japanese falsecypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Sungold'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery
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Japanese falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Sungold')
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Synonyms:  Chamaecyparis pisifera var. filifera 'Sungold'
Genus:  Chamaecyparis
This dwarf Chamaecyparis  has a weeping habit and gold to lime green finely-textured needles. It's great for providing year-round color.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  For best golden color, site in full sun. Dwarf variety that grows extremely slowly and can be kept small with pruning.
Care:  Likes average to fertile, well-drained but moist soil. Do not let stand in water.
Propagation:  From stem cuttings.
Problems:  No serious problems.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Foundation Plantings,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Winter Interest
Type
Trees

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