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Golden Threadleaf Falsecypress

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Known as the Threadleaf falsecypress because of the fine, almost string-like golden foliage, giving an extremely fine texture; a compact variety, ideal for color and texture contrast in the garden, but can grow quite large for an evergreen shrub

Characteristics

Species:
pisifera
Other Species Names:
Japanese Falsecypress, Sawara Falsecypress
Average Landscape Height:
5 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Chamaecyparis
Cultivar:
Filifera Aurea
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Summer Foliage Color:
yellow
Fall Color:
light green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Golden Threadleaf Falsecypress is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has attractive yellow evergreen foliage. The threadlike sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and turn light green in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. The shaggy antique red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Threadleaf Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

Planting & Growing

Golden Threadleaf Falsecypress will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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