Sungold Thread-Branch Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera 'Sungold'

A beautiful and compact, mounding shrub with finely textured foliage that consistently emerges golden yellow, even in full sun exposures, and matures to a lime green. The evergreen mop-headed form is a lively accent plant and is excellent for use as a background border or a small hedge.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationkam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er-a fil-LIF-er-uh
Average Size at MaturityVery slow growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 7 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasBeautiful evergreen plant that adds light and color to your garden all year long. Place as a specimen or accent plant, or mass into a border or hedge. The mop-head adds extra texture to a conifer garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth Habit4
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Potentilla (Potentilla); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea)

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil; avoid wet, poorly drained soils or prolonged drought. Shelter from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. Seldom needs pruning.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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