Paul's Gold Threadleaf False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Paul's Gold'

With its year-round golden green foliage and its tight, compact growing habit, this charming, well-behaved conifer will add carefree color to landscapes, providing excellent contrast for green-leaved shrubs and trees. Tolerates mild periodic drought once established in the landscape, but does not tolerate prolonged periods of drought. Evergreen.
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5 - 8

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationkam-e-SIP-a-ris pee-SEE-fer-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding, Rounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil; avoid wet, heavy soils or prolonged drought. Best color in full sun. Shelter from drying winds. Fertilize in early spring. Periodic pruning of the top leader will help the plant maintain a mounding habit, otherwise needs only occasional light pruning.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8

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