Golden Threadleaf False Cypress Tree

Growth Facts

Golden Threadleaf False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Mops'

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Fluffy and Fine, Everybody loves Golden Threadleaf False Cypress! This perky, vibrant yellow evergreen will bring a cheery burst of color to your landscape and offers an interesting texture that you’ll be tempted to run your fingers through. Instead of wearing the typical needles of most conifers, like Spruce, Pine, and Fir, Golden Threadleaf False Cypress is draped in curious thin ropy foliage from head to toe. Give this fun accent plant a prominent spot in any of the landscape beds around your home, and it will mix beautifully with other green-, blue-, and purple-foliaged plants and will shine like a beacon all year long.

Growth Facts

The Story

Native to Japanese islands Honshu and Kyushu, Chamaecyparis pisiferia or Sawara Cypress is an evergreen conifer that can grow upwards of 50 ft. in the wild. Original species plants typically are not sold and planted in today's landscapes; however, smaller cultivars are more popular and common in landscapes.

The Details

Golden Threadleaf is a mounded, dwarf variation. Slow-growing, Golden Threadleaf can mature up to 5 ft tall, 2-3 ft of growth coming from the first decade of growth. As an evergreen, the golden yellow/green foliage maintains its color year-round. A great addition to any landscape needing four-season color!

Height: 3-5 ft
Width: 3-5 ft
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Foliage: Golden Yellow/Green
Zone: 5-7

How to Grow

Golden Threadleaf False Cypress is an adaptable, easy-to-grow specimen plant for full sun. One situation it doesn’t care for is extreme heat and humidity, and in the Deep South it may struggle. In much of the rest of the country, though, it’s a trooper that thrives with little special care. Give it regular water and a layer of mulch to keep the roots cool and moist. Golden Threadleaf False Cypress will grow in shade, but the foliage will turn green there, so make sure it has plenty of light. Pests and diseases are normally of no concern as long as the plant isn’t stressed or overwatered.

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Golden Threadleaf False Cypress Tree