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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'

Common Name:
Golden threadbranch cypress
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Cupressaceae (The Cypress Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
4-6 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Not Applicable
Flower Color:
Not applicable
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This openly branched shrub, lacy in texture, grows slowly to 4-6 feet with about equal spread. It has thread-like, slightly weeping branches and branchlets which turn golden yellow wherever they are exposed to the sun (the entire plant is chartreuse in the shade). Avoid overhead watering on hot summer days, as this can scorch the foliage.