Chamaecyparis Pisifera Aurea Nana
A highly attractive landscape evergreen, featuring sprays of extremely fine, threadlike foliage that emerges golden yellow and fades to a yellow-green over summer, forms a fine rounded mound, ideal for foundation plantings and larger gardens
Dwarf Golden Sawara 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 which emerges gold in spring. The threadlike sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and turn lime green in the fall, which persists throughout the winter.
Dwarf Golden Sawara 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 is a relatively low maintenance shrub. 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.
Dwarf Golden Sawara Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Dwarf Golden Sawara Falsecypress will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 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 50 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.
Height: 10 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Sunlight: Sun to Semi Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4a