Evergold Weeping Sedge Tree
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Evergold Weeping Sedge Tree
Evergold Weeping Sedge Additional Product Shot 1107

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Exposure: Ful/Part Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Evergold Weeping Sedge
Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'
A sensational little pop of color that brings cheer to shady corners throughout the year.
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Edge your beds in style with Evergold Weeping Sedge! This classy Fringe forms a tidy, low-growing tuft of fine-textured foliage that’s perfect for the front of the border. Its dazzling variegation makes it especially welcome in shady landscapes. Each green blade displays a central stripe of creamy yellow that lights up dark spaces. In mild-winter climates, Evergold Sedge looks neat and polished all year long and requires hardly any maintenance to keep it that way. Try it with conifers, broad-leaved evergreens, bold-foliaged Hostas, or purple, blue, orange, or white flowers. It mixes beautifully with all of these and more.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Exposure: Ful/Part Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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The Story

Sedges grow all over the world; nearly 1,000 different species can be found, each offering unique growth habits, colors, and other qualities. Many, if not most, are native to moist regions, but the Weeping Sedge is found in dry, rocky hills and forests on Japan’s main island, and it possesses considerable drought tolerance. The species was first described in 1914 and is typically solid green. No one knows exactly when this brilliant variegated form arose, but it has been in the U.S. since at least the 1980s. Evergold has gone by many aliases, including ‘Aureo-variegata’, ‘Everbrite’, ‘Old Gold’, and ‘Variegata’.

The Details

Evergold Weeping Sedge is sensational in a container. Where winters aren’t too brutal, it can bring brightness and cheer to a container planting even in the depths of winter. Plant it with other hardy evergreens in a pretty pot and keep it by your door to welcome guests and to give yourself a winter pick-me-up every time you come or go.

How to Grow

Native to Japan, Evergold Weeping Sedge prefers a climate that is neither extremely hot nor extremely cold, but it is otherwise unfussy and easy to grow. Plant it in part shade for best results. You will need to water regularly during the first summer, but after the plant is established, it will be fairly drought tolerant. In cool-summer climates, Evergold Sedge may be grown in full sun, but it will require more frequent watering there. To spruce up plants in late winter, trim out any dead or damaged leaves. If the whole plant looks rough, cut it down before new growth emerges, and it will refresh itself.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Ful/Part Sun
Avg Mature Height 1'
Avg Mature Width 2'
Foliage Color Green/Yellow
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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Evergold Weeping Sedge Tree
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