SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Lemon Thread'
COMMON NAME: Lemon Thread Cypress
GARDEN SIZE: 3-5 ft. tall x 2-4 ft. wide in the first 10 years, may eventually reach 10-12’ tall
GROWTH RATE: Slow
USDA ZONE: 4-8
EXPOSURE: Part Sun. Scorches in the afternoon sun.
WATER & SOIL: Well-drained soil; Average water requirements
HABIT (FORM): Semi-dwarf, broadly conical shrub
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Bright yellow thread-like, appealing in winter
FRUIT: Small cones on mature plants
PLANT ORIGIN: Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu
WILDLIFE SUPPORT: Not utilized by native wildlife. Deer resistant.
FERTILIZING: Feed in spring and fall with acidic organic fertilizer.
PRUNING: Minimal shearing required. Hand pruning is preferred. Late winter or early summer is best.
PET SAFETY: ASPCA safety not provided