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Japanese falsecypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Sungold'

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This dwarf Chamaecyparis  has a weeping habit and gold to lime green finely-textured needles. It’s great for providing year-round color.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsFor best golden color, site in full sun. Dwarf variety that grows extremely slowly and can be kept small with pruning.

CareLikes average to fertile, well-drained but moist soil. Do not let stand in water.

PropagationFrom stem cuttings.

ProblemsNo serious problems.

  • Genus : Chamaecyparis
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Uses : Foundation Plantings
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Type : Trees
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Winter Interest
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