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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Sungold'
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Plant Type: Conifer Shrubs

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best golden foliage color in full sun. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Avoid wet, poorly-drained soils, however. Shelter from wind. This Sawara cypress cultivar is a mounding, globose to broadly conical, dwarf evergreen shrub which features golden, fine-textured, thread-like foliage on stringy, weeping branches. New growth foliage emerges bright gold but eventually matures to lime green. Very slow growing, typically reaching only 3-5' tall in 10 years. May eventually reach a mature size of 8' tall and 12' wide, but can easily be kept smaller with minimal pruning.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Use in Rock gardens, foundation plantings. Excellent specimen. Golden foliage provides year-round interest.

Flower Color

Very few cones, if any

Foliage Color

Yellow to lime green

Plant Spread

3 - 5 ft.

Good Companions

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N/A

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Hardness Zone

3-7

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