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Golden Mop Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop'

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Golden Mop Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop') at The Growing Place

Golden Mop Falsecypress

Golden Mop Falsecypress

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Golden Mop Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop') at The Growing Place

Golden Mop Falsecypress foliage

Golden Mop Falsecypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golden Mop Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop') at The Growing Place

Golden Mop Falsecypress

Golden Mop Falsecypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Japanese Falsecypress, Sawara Falsecypress

Description:

A variety of threadleaf falsecypress with fine, almost string-like golden foliage all season long, giving an extremely fine texture; a compact variety, ideal for color and texture contrast in the garden

Growing Place Choice Plants

Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.

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Ornamental Features

Golden Mop Falsecypress has attractive yellow foliage which emerges gold in spring. The threadlike leaves are highly ornamental and turn lime green in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Mop 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.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Mop Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Golden Mop Falsecypress will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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 slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. 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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