#3 15-18" Gold Mop - Gold Thread Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea')

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A compact conifer with interesting, thread-like needles that weep and drape over the entire shrub. Bright, golden yellow new foliage, even in full sun. An excellent semi-erect, mop-headed landscape specimen or accent plant that makes a nice background border or small hedge. Slow growing; size can be maintained with minimal pruning. Evergreen.

Average Size at Maturity Slowly reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 7 to 8 ft. wide; easily maintained at 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Conifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Foliage Color Yellow
Garden Style Asian/Zen
Growth Habit 4
Growth Rate Slow
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun
Soil Needs All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key Feature Intriguing Form and Foliage


Prefers enriched, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed in early spring. May be pruned annually to shape or maintain smaller size; remove no more than the current season's growth.